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Our report Empowering Education: Understanding Teachers’ Needs in Multicultural Classrooms analyses the diverse challenges facing the Polish education system in light of the significant influx of Ukrainian children and young adults following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

The document clearly outlines pre-existing difficulties, such as the decreasing number of teachers, heightened stress among students related to assessments and exams, and difficulties in integrating refugee students into the school community.

The analysis of participants’ opinions in the study focuses on identifying key challenges in the structure of the system, language barriers, and the resilience and well-being of students.

Key findings and recommendations are directed towards representatives of institutions overseeing education and individuals involved in shaping educational policy at both national and local levels.