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The ideal citizen, as reflected in the Hungarian curricula before and after the political changes

Author(s) Ákos Gocsál and Ágnes Huszár  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2004  
Editor A. Ross, The Experience of Citizenship  
Language English  
Age group -  
The ideology of socialism declared the absolute priority of collectivism with reference to the relationship of the individual to the community. The development of the individual had to be in harmony with the community and lead to identification with the aims of the community (Schwartz 1992). A strict opposition of collective and the individual, the former being positive, the latter negative, was a characteristic of the socialist view of society. Recent research has pointed out the false nature of this simplified model (Reykowski-Smolenska 1993).

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