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Život a práce učitele v (post)socialistickém Československu

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Title in English Life and work of a teacher in (post)socialist Czechoslovakia


Year of publication 2016
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
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Faculty of Arts

Description The main goal of this paper is to show the possibilities offered by combining oral history and life history in researching contemporary formal education and to show the importance of grounding the research in life stories of teachers in theory. Grounding the life story in theory prevents, among other things, simplification or random selection of information from teachers’ life stories, which is an issue crucial to researching the period of communism and socialist formal education.The life history of the teacher presents information not only on everyday life of schools and the teaching profession but also on education during the rise of the communist dictatorship. The study also shows how some events of the “big” political history influenced the life of the teacher while others hardly did. The research leads us to believe that studying life stories of teachers holds a great potential for uncovering new information on lives and teachers in totalitarian society but also the everyday reality of the communist regime and the education of the period.
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