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Polish are some of the best educated in the world


relaya
16 Sep 2010 #1
I believe that the Polish received a great eduation under the communist era is this true?
southern 75 | 7,096
16 Sep 2010 #2
Yes,they learned Russian.
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595
16 Sep 2010 #3
If you make such a statement you should provide a reliable source. Or else it's only speculations.
1jola 14 | 1,879
16 Sep 2010 #4
I believe that the Polish received a great eduation under the communist era is this true?

Slowly imagine the concept of censorship, denouciations, and SB aresting people who did not share the traitors' version of economics, politics, literature, and history.
Teffle 22 | 1,321
16 Sep 2010 #5
From what I can see Poles are well educated.

But best in the world? That's stretching a bit to say the least.

By what criteria or standards? Can't imagine a communist education was very balanced for a start.

Then you get on to 3rd level. Many here mightn't like this but from what I've been told (by Poles I hasten to add) cheating was and is widespread in Polish universities. By cheating I mean being advised the content of papers in advance, being more less told answers - that kind of thing.
southern 75 | 7,096
16 Sep 2010 #6
Poles learned marxism in an advanced level.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
16 Sep 2010 #7
What, they were taught how unfair and oppressive life could be? Super :(
beckski 12 | 1,617
16 Sep 2010 #8
Polish are some of the best educated in the world

I have to agree, many Polish people are highly-educated. The majority of my family members have multiple college degrees, including myself.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
16 Sep 2010 #9
Multiple college degrees means avoiding the real world. 1 or 2 degrees are enough to learn what you need to. The rest can be through home study or other options.
welshguyinpola 23 | 463
16 Sep 2010 #10
I have to agree, many Polish people are highly-educated. The majority of my family members have multiple college degrees, including myself.

I think the OP is trying to make a point about the Polish edu system (which is severly lacking BTW) and you are a result of the US system so its not really saying anything
zetigrek
16 Sep 2010 #11
My parents had integrals obligatory in standard math course in high school. Poland had really demanding schools in those years and the teachers were really strict. Unfortunately now its not like then and i can agree with welshguy that modern school system in Poland (especially unis) are very lacking.
Marek11111 9 | 816
16 Sep 2010 #12
I can say that after High school Polish kids are better educated then American kids
espana 17 | 910
17 Sep 2010 #13
a great eduation under the communist era is this true?

yes true!!
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sascha 1 | 826
17 Sep 2010 #14
I can say that after High school Polish kids are better educated then American kids

Yes, agreed, but for how long more?

We are on the best way to soften our education just to be similar to US.

Why?

No reason to. They have great specialists with excellent knowledge of a narrow area but lack a lot in the wider specter.
Pinching Pete - | 558
17 Sep 2010 #15
I can say that after High school Polish kids are better educated then American kids

Of course, the dichotomy here is that everyone wants to go to an American university. How many are lined up to go to a Polish one? In comparison?
espana 17 | 910
17 Sep 2010 #16
Polish are some of the best educated in the world

yes , yes , true , true!!!
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sascha 1 | 826
17 Sep 2010 #17
that everyone wants to go to an American university

Unfortunately USA has good marketing. There are only 4-5 very good unis and they are all private and very expensive.

The few state ones are not so known...

But anyway, don't mix educations and economical reasons. ;-)
George8600 10 | 637
17 Sep 2010 #18
Look here: iqcomparisonsite.com/NationalIQs.aspx
beckski 12 | 1,617
17 Sep 2010 #19
Multiple college degrees means avoiding the real world

You're very mistaken.

1 or 2 degrees are enough to learn what you need to.

Not necessarily true. Different occupations may require more than 2 college degrees.

The rest can be through home study or other options.

Great advice from someone who practically lives online, only 23,000+ posts and counting.

and you are a result of the US system so its not really saying anything

A great majority of my family were born, raised and educated in Poland. To this day, they still reside quite successfully in Poland.
Pinching Pete - | 558
17 Sep 2010 #20
yes , yes

Good Christ.. they drank themselves retarded.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
17 Sep 2010 #21
I often do that when visiting local distilleries:D
f stop 25 | 2,513
17 Sep 2010 #22
That's pathetic. Do they drink more than they did during the communism? Anybody knows?
I know I do. ;)
Pinching Pete - | 558
17 Sep 2010 #23
I often do that when visiting local distilleries

You walk around on all fours in the middle of traffic?
guesswho 4 | 1,289
17 Sep 2010 #24
Multiple college degrees means avoiding the real world

Less is more (very often anyway). Just look at the situation in Poland, many educated people and most of them have to travel around the World to make a living.

I'm not trying to offend anyone here, it's just the way it is.
Pinching Pete - | 558
17 Sep 2010 #25
many educated people and most of them have to travel around the World to make a living.
I'm not trying to offend anyone here, it's just the way it is.

Yes and that's the chief irony.. If you have all these lofty IQs one would think you could make it work at home. Krauts and Japs have done it.
guesswho 4 | 1,289
17 Sep 2010 #26
Krauts and Japs have done it.

Let's call it a "business IQ" :-). Then again, there are many intelligent Japs and Germans.

As far as "lofty IQ's", well educated doesn't necessarily mean, they have a great IQ :-)

you are a result of the US system

Well, the system is not always determining what a single student makes out of it. There are many well educated people around the World, coming out of generally rather average education systems.
Pinching Pete - | 558
17 Sep 2010 #27
Let's call it a "business IQ

You don't even need to be that smart to enforce a wage people can live on and basic laws to enforce it. This is how you create a middle class with subsequently grows itself.

Yeah but you're right, going back to the IQ thing.. a high one doesn't necessarily translate into wealth, often it does not. The IQ doesn't measure things like creativity, charisma .. so forth. Sense of humour? All things that matter a lot in business and leadership. The IQ is mostly about rapid fire decision making.. spatial reasoning. Like Calvin Coolidge said.. "The world is full of intellectual lay abouts".
southern 75 | 7,096
17 Sep 2010 #28
Middle class has turned the education into a mess by lowering the standards so their offsprings can get degrees.There is enormous pressure from middle class to lower the standards which is described as social needs etc.

Their reason is a university without a big number of middle class and upper class offsprings has no value in the market.It may have academic value but not a financial one.We give you the money and the fame you give us the brains and nominations.Of course here in Balkans such attitudes don't work due to superior balkan power and mentality I don't give a sh1t about you or the country cut your throat.
Natasa 1 | 580
17 Sep 2010 #29
The IQ doesn't measure things like creativity, charisma .. so forth. Sense of humour?

There are significant correlations between general intelligence and creativity, also with a sense for humor, charisma too, ppl actually fall for IQ. Mostly those surveys are not known, ppl are not interested in that.Same factor (general intelligence) is responsible for convergent intelligence (scientific, one solution for the problem), and divergent (more solutions for one problem, creativity). Preferred way of solving problems is something you develop during childhood.

People prefer to believe those are different traits (makes talent divine feature), but think if it's possible to be stupid with good sense for humor, or charismatic and stupid, what is with art? How can somebody unaware of his reality create something with artistic value?

I never saw that (only those kids who paint, but their expression lacks meaning which makes art really art).
I don't like concept of IQ and it's abuse, but I believe that same basic capacities are behind all superior achievements (scientific or artistic).
Bratwurst Boy 6 | 10,586
17 Sep 2010 #30
I don't like concept of IQ...

....sour grapes! ;)

*runs*


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