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Hanna Komorowska


The article presents an overview of the situation in language teachingand teacher education in Poland. An attempt has been made to evaluatethe developments of the last 25 years in the Polish educational landscapein the field of language teaching, protection and promotion ofminority and regional languages, pre- and in-service teacher education.Special attention has been given to expectations vis-à-vis the teachingprofession in Poland and abroad, challenges arising in teacher traininginstitutions, difficulties teachers encounter in their everyday functioningas well as their training needs. Controversial issues arising from inconclusiveresearch results have also been identified. In the final partof the text ideas are provided for quantitative and qualitative researchand its role in pre- and in-service teacher education.


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