school; multi – and intercultural education; cultural transmission; educational practice
The New Educational Review, Vol. 22, no. 3/4 (2010) s. 17-27
The suggestion comprised in this study for bringing education closer to natural conditions of cultural transmission may become an interesting pedagogical offer. This proposal also involves abandoning the traditional ideology of cultural transmission, which refl ects children’s development on the basis of the correlation of their behaviour with particular cultural standards. The suggested off er assumes
that the processes of both culturation and (primary and secondary) socialization enables learners’ rooting into a culture (the assimilation of the existing cultural values), as well as their acquiring a particular place in the community. On the other hand, owing to children’s subject-oriented self-fulfillment abilities, these
processes allow children to “create” new, socially accepted values in the form of cultural products, which entails the creation of a “new” quality of a particular group or a new culture of society.