"Edukacja Międzykulturowa" (2021), Nr 15, s. 221-237
The undertaken discussion addresses the issues of national identifications
manifested by university students. In the pedagogical analysis of this subject
matter, some theoretical and methodological conceptualizations have been applied,
which refer to: Paweł Boski’s theory of the cultural identity based on values
and practices in the conditions of bi – and multicultural socialization, Tadeusz
Lewowicki’s theory of identity behaviours, and the theory of intergroup contact
and mutual intergroup differentiation, which originate from the hypothesis of contact.
What has become the basis for outlining the identification processes taking
place in the times of current social changes are the comparative studies conducted
in 2018–2019 in the Polish-Czech borderland. The analysis and interpretation
of the collected empirical material indicate the occurring changes in the field of
criterial and correlative identity attributes of Polish and Czech students. They
are determined by other factors than family culturalization and socialization, as
well as by the assimilation processes that have taken place (in various extents and
scopes) in the Polish-Czech borderland.