The Shameless Official in an Aggressive State: Educational Consequences


  • Aleksander Kobylarek University of Wrocław, Institute of Pedagogy, ul. Dawida 1/3
  • Martyna Madej Institute of Pedagogy, University of Wrocław J. Wł. Dawida 1, 50-527 Wrocław, Poland
  • Tibor Máhrik Evangelical Theological Seminary of Prague Stoliňská 41a, 193 00 Prague, Czech Republic



informal education, democracy, autocracy, usurpation, politics, higher education, citizenship education, symbolic violence


Modern democracy in the Polish State, as well as respect for minorities of all kinds and women themselves, is collapsing in favour of a particularly close affiliation between the State and the Church. The separation of these two institutions is becoming negligible, if it still exists, and the state and the church have become allies of each other with any educated and/or intelligent element that does not support such a practice. The medieval practices, the stigmatisation of individual groups, patriarchy and the lack of respect for the constitution oppress societies, oppress the rights of citizens and show their place in the ranks. More and more rights are granted only to privileged groups, while others, such as women, LGBTQA+, migrants, the disabled, political opponents, or anyone else who does not support the current actions of the most influential institutions, remain ignored or muddled, vis-à-vis potential voters of the ruling party. Meanwhile, influential citizens can afford to do almost anything. At present, the lord and master decides the fate of all his subjects irrespective of how many protests and on what issues take place in the state, the utter shamelessness of the official can be observed here. Those who invoke God do not seem to believe in Him and, moreover, they act contrary to His principles. What stands out most in their actions is their total ignorance, their hatred of anyone who is against them and their lack of thought for the consequences that will come to them once they lose their power. The only hope seems to be for future voters with full civic awareness.


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Author Biography

  • Aleksander Kobylarek, University of Wrocław, Institute of Pedagogy, ul. Dawida 1/3

    PhD in humanities, assistant professor at the University of Wrocław (Poland) in Departament of Pedagogy, manager of the University of the Third Age in the University of Wrocław up to 2016, author of more than 100 scientific publications, including articles, books, chapters, editor-in-chief of international scientific "Journal of Education Culture and Society" and "Ogrody Nauk i Sztuk (Gardens of Science and Arts).


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How to Cite

Kobylarek, A., Madej, M., & Máhrik, T. (2023). The Shameless Official in an Aggressive State: Educational Consequences. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 14(2), 7-13.

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