REGION ORAZ EDUKACJA REGIONALNA W PODSTAWACH PROGRAMOWYCH WYCHOWANIA PRZEDSZKOLNEGO I SZKOŁY PODSTAWOWEJ
In this article, I discuss various issues related to the region and regional education, and their manifestation in the core curriculum of primary schools. To that end I have compared two core curricula (from 2002 and 2008) that were implemented in public schools but not applied at all levels of general education. First, I explain the meaning of three terms: region, regionalism, and regional education. Then I turn to the manifestation of regional issues in both curricula. Upon comparison, I found that the curriculum from 2008 does not advance the concept of little homeland but relies on the ideas promulgated in the 2002 curriculum. As the state regulations from 2008 granted teachers more freedom to choose from different topics, the main changes in advancing regional issues have been seen in the in the first, third, and fourth stage of education. The second stage of education, however, has remained largely unchanged with almost no discussion of regional issues.