The historical events and personalities of the second half of the 19th century related to the organization of the new Bulgarian education outside the territories inhabited by ethnic Bulgarians have not yet been fully studied. The Romanian city of Ploiesti, in which the Bulgarian diaspora had made active efforts in the period immediately before the Liberation of Bulgaria, was chosen for the analysis and research.
The main research methods are as follows: cultural and historical retrospection, the biographical method, historical and pedagogical reconstruction of personalities and events.
The results clearly indicate that Bulgarian teachers in Ploiesti in the 1860s-1870s were the spiritual leaders of their fellow citizens; they set a personal example, worthy of emulation, both in literature and enlightenment and in their revolutionary activity; contributed to the development of education; preserved the Bulgarian national spirit and educated the younger generation in the spirit of patriotism.
The conclusions made as a result of the study make it possible to unite these teachers under one denominator, despite the difference in age, education, their cultural and ideological achievements. They are sincere patriots who have left their mark on the Bulgarian national liberation movement. Some of them played a key role in the Bulgarian social and political life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Key words: teachers, Romania, the Bulgarian diaspora, training, enlightenment
For Reference: Terzieva, M. T. (2020). Bulgarian teachers in Ploiesti in the 1860s-1870s. Perspektivy nauki i obrazovania – Perspectives of Science and Education, 44 (2), 382-388. doi: 10.32744/pse.2020.2.30
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Margarita T. Terzieva (Burgas, Bulgaria) - Professor, Doctor of Education. Director of the Training and Information Center. University "Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov". E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org