INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCES AND THE EDUCATION OF POLISH EMIGRANTS IN ENGLAND

Journal of Modern Science. 2018;36(1):93-112 DOI 10.13166/jms/85333

 

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Journal Title: Journal of Modern Science

ISSN: 1734-2031 (Print); 2391-789X (Online)

Publisher: Wyższa Szkoła Gospodarki Euroregionalnej im. Alcide De Gasperi

LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences

Country of publisher: Poland

Language of fulltext: Ukrainian, Slovak, Polish, Russian, English, Italian

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AUTHORS

Mariusz Korczyński (Wydział Pedagogiki i Psychologii UMCS Lublin)

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 5 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Objectives The study was undertaken in an attempt to prove the relationship between the level of acquiring the most important intercultural competences and the education of the persons examined. Material and methods A group of 123 Poles working in South West England was examined for that purpose. The study was conducted using the survey method with the questionnaire technique and a self-constructed research tool. Results Research has shown that the level of acquisition of the analysed specific and key intercultural competences depends on the level of education of the surveyed Poles on labour emigration in England. The highest, good level of acquisition of the analysed competences, was demonstrated by those with higher and secondary education. The lowest by those with basic education. Conclusions There is a need for intercultural education of all participants involved in the educational process, regardless of his/her level (higher, average, professional). The programs of all subjects should include the effects of education in the field of soft skills, i.e. social, intercultural. As the research shows, the vast majority of competences determining the achievement of above-average work performance are just of a similar nature to such competences. Such content can be introduced within a stand-alone subject or over the course of realizing other subjects.