The image of school in the discourses and language
The article contains critical reflections on the image of school as it has been established in communication. The author refers to the theoretical findings in linguistic anthropology, and introduces the concepts of “the point of view” and “the cognitive perspective.” With the use of these concepts, knowledge derived from experiencing extra-linguistic reality can be extracted; the starting point for the reflection on the linguistic image of the world being the observation that language as such is an instrument for aggregating knowledge as well as evaluating the reality experienced by human beings. The analysis of the collected research material shows that the image of school imbedded in the language and public discourse (academic, cultural, in the media) is not uniform. The possible reason for this lack of uniformity is that community experience and a value system revealing individual and collective points of view is deposited in language.