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REFUGEE CHILDREN IN POLAND - BETWEEN SOCIAL CARE AND COMMUNIST UPBRINGING (Mali uchodzcy w Polsce - miedzy opieka a wychowaniem komunistycznym)

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This article is divided for two parts. The first part is about refugee children from Greece, Korea and Chile looking for shelter, peace and safety life in Poland. Because of war in their origin country, they escaped or had been sent by their government to Poland. Greece and Macedonian refugees were the first group who came to Poland. In the middle of 50-ies XX C. there came more than 15 thousand of them to our country. They were placed in different places and towns in Poland. The war traumatic experiences had a bad influence on children mental and physical conditions. Most of them suffered from mental and physical diseases. In spite of it they tried to assimilate with Polish society. The second group were Korean children who were placed in e.g. The Orphanage in Golotczyzna. There were approximately 2 thousand children who looked for peace in our country. They had good care from Polish teachers and they could attend different activities connected with their culture and they also attended Polish schools to have good education useful in their country. The reason of that was to send them back to Korea after a few years spending in Poland. The third group of refugee children were Chile refugees. The second part of the article is about refugees who have been coming to Poland since 1991 when Poland joined The 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. This part shows the beginning of Polish refugee law. This part also shows the reason of coming of refugees from different countries and shows the statistic of refugee children awaiting refugee status in Poland.
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  • dr Edyta Januszewska, Wydzial Nauk Pedagogicznych, Akademia Pedagogiki Specjalnej im. M.Grzegorzewskiej w Warszawie, ul. Szczesliwicka 40, Warszawa, Poland
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