Education Quality and its Drivers in Rural Areas of Poland

Bazyli Czyżewski , Jan Polcyn


A two-stage study was carried out. Firstly, a pioneering attempt was made to measure the quality of education in rural areas of Poland, by county (powiat), using a synthetic indicator. Secondly, the socioeconomic determinants of that quality were modelled. A strength of this study is the fact that it covers the entire population of the given type of administrative units. The analysis served to verify the hypothesis that exogenic socioeconomic factors are key to the effectiveness of the educational process in rural areas. It was shown that in Poland the theories of polarised development are more applicable than those of endogenic development. There was observed an inversely proportional effect from the centre–periphery axis on education quality, but, above all, the effect of several gravitational systems, in which there occurs exogenic diffusion of the results of economic growth and progress from the present and former provincial capitals.
Author Bazyli Czyżewski (WE / KEiRK)
Bazyli Czyżewski,,
- Department of Education and Personnel Development
, Jan Polcyn - Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa im. Stanisława Staszica w Pile
Jan Polcyn,,
Journal seriesEastern European Countryside, ISSN 1232-8855, (A 15 pkt)
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets1.5
Keywords in Englisheducation quality, rural areas, determinants of education quality
ASJC Classification3305 Geography, Planning and Development; 3312 Sociology and Political Science
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 20-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 20-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.335; WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 0.722 (2) - 2016=0.5 (5)
Citation count*20 (2021-06-15)
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