values; cultural borderland; life aspirations; dynamics of change; multi- and intercultural education
The New Educational Review, Vol. 47, iss. 1 (2017), s. 66-80
What is discussed in the presented study are the transformations in the
realization and fulfillment of life aspirations of children and youth from the
Polish-Czech borderland. This is done in reference to Carol S. Dweck’s concept
of motivation and life aspirations, according to which they are fulfilled in two
different ways depending on how the nature of human abilities and the reaction
to difficulty and failure are understood.
The studies conducted in 1990 – 1991 and 2014 – 2015, with the application of
the strategy of longitudinal comparisons based on the time criterion, enabled
both the recognition of some factors which affected the fulfillment of life
aspirations by the young, and the presentation of the relative dynamics of the
change and capturing the mechanisms which determine it.