Education for security in the Polish education system. Tradition and present
The process of education of Polish society in the field of security has always played important role in the history of the state. Initially, it was the type of education of knights based on the preparation of the young nobility to fulfil military and courtly roles. Then, under the influence of humanistic current, the views on personality changed and concern for soldier’s mental development began. Bravery, courage, religiousness and honour were highly valued. After regaining independence, the most important was universal defence meaning the comprehensive preparation of society to defend the Polish state in the event of war or a threat of war. After World War II, under existing conditions, development of youth has been under the influence of strong politicization and ideology. The period of political transformation and change of the perception of security at the turn of the century have introduced new concepts to educate the society for security. The growing interest in modern education for security results from the belief that it provides the appropriate level of preparedness of society to meet the needs of all sectors of human activity.
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