Ambiguity of the university school selections - research rapport. (On the example of the teachers education quality) The authors consider school selection as a phenomenon of ambivalent nature since it has got two equally important yet opposite aspects, one of which is the aspect that is called functional. In this sense, school selection is of vital importance in contemporary, highly complex, post-industrial societies in which playing social and professional roles (i.e. teachers) demands certain content-related competences. The other aspect of the phenomenon is called critical. The authors believe – after the New Sociology of Education – that school selection processes can be regarded as a main mechanism of reproducing social structure through cultural reproduction. The article is a report from a research project on school selection that takes place in the Institute of Education, University of Gdańsk. In this research the authors paid special attention to the functional aspect of the phenomenon since it occurs that the percentage of students selection recorded from 2000 to 2005 is statistically insignificant. Furthermore, students’ awareness of the functional aspect of school selection is limited to ideological declaration. The outcome of the research is interpreted from the perspective of the two aspects of the phenomenon that were presented at the beginning of the article.