Journal of Świętokrzyskie Mountains Region
Series B – Natural Sciences
2009, No 30, 139–153,
THE REGIONAL EDUCATION IN SCHOOL PRACTICE AS THE INSPIRATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Key words: questionnaires research, research, interdisciplinary education, regional education,
school, the fourth stage of education
The aim of the regional education in the didactic and educational process is to create the feeling of students’ own regional identities. The regional identity is understood here as the attitude towards the dedication to their own environment functioning as well as the authentic openness towards different societies and the cultures.
As the result of educational reform at schools, the necessity of introducing different educational paths, e.g. the regional one appears. Their realization should be the addition of knowledge in this field. The regional education in school practice should be the inspiration for the teachers and students so as to improve their interests, to effort and to introduce the changes. Therefore, they have the fundamental educational significance.
In 2005 in order to get the students’ opinion on the subject of the so-called ‘regional paths’ the research in the area of Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski administrative district was conducted. Six high school participated in the research. 514 students filled in questionnaires specially prepared for the research.
Therefore, no matter how long the regional education is present at schools (in many schools for a long time), do the teachers realize the lack of special instructive and methodological help as well as the appropriate material – publications dealing with the region, illustrative material, etc.