The paper presents the influence of the immigrants on the functioning of the education system in Upper Silesia during the first ten years after the end of World War II. The author describes the changes which took place among the teaching staff (while indicating at the problems of the remaining autochthonous population and immigrant teachers or implementing new educational aims with the support of the new group of learners) as well the advantages and drawbacks of the process of education of children from various social environments (as well as the relations among them). The author attempts to characterize the process of migration both from the horizontal as well vertical perspective. While evaluating the significance of the transfer of population, he presents the consequences of the phenomenon - among others the loss of the multicultural aspect of the society as well the forms of implementing the patterns of behaviour imposed by the party and state authorities.
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