School Narrative

Géza Takács tells the story of an alternative high-school of economics from its foundation in the mid-1980’s to the recent past.  Rather than an outsider observer or an expert, Takács is a narrator who worries about his heroes and faces his own problems as a teacher.  The waning of communism opened the way to the emergence of alternative educational institutions, and the story of a free school’s adventure reflects the everyday changes in a post-communist society.  The essay is not only a pedagogical case study, but also a literary sociography with special sensitivity towards social-psychological aspects.
 

Released: Replika 37, 89–160.
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