From Class to Identity
The politics of education reforms in former Yugoslavia
Publication Year: 2014
Published by: Central European University Press
Title Page, Copyright
Table of Contents
List of abbreviations
Preface and acknowledgments
This book tells the story of education policies in former Yugoslavia and some of the states that grew out of its dissolution. It begins with education reforms that took place in the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia in the 1960s and ends with the post-conflict development...
CHAPTER 1 Introduction
This book tells the story of the development of education policies in former Yugoslavia, as well as in some of its former constituent parts1 today. More than ten years have elapsed from the end of the violent conflict that forever changed the way the region is thought of, both in scholarly circles and among those who have the dubious fortune of...
CHAPTER 2 Vocationalizing Education: Conflict, Cohesion, and Dissent in Socialist Yugoslavia
The most comprehensive and overarching education reform in socialist Yugoslavia was introduced in the 1970s, and is known as vocation-oriented education.1 Of course, various changes had already been implemented during, as well as in the aftermath of, World War II: teaching was modernized, and curricula purged of “bourgeois” elements, ...
CHAPTER 3 Religious Education or Civic EUcation? Education Policy and Transition in Post-Milošević Serbia
Reforms implemented during the 1970s and 1980s did not succeed in preventing the breakup of the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia. By the end of the 1980s, political fragmentation, combined with nationalist mobilization, resulted in the conflict that changed the face of the region forever. Education followed the trajectory of other public...
CHAPTER 4 Higher Education and Post-Conflict Development in Sandžak, Kosovo, and Macedonia
The period of transition in the post-Yugoslav states brought in substantive changes in all arenas of policymaking. The policy environment also underwent important changes. The period of transition and, specifically, of post-conflict development, was (and still is) characterized by the growing influence of international and transnational actors and...
CHAPTER 5 Conclusion: Education after Yugoslavia
In 1969, theodor adorno wrote: “the premier demand upon all edu-cation is that auschwitz not happen again” (adorno 1998 ). He was looking back not only at the Holocaust and the horrors of the World War II, but also at the return to public life of some of the gen-erals and soldiers who ordered and committed them, suggesting that ...
Page Count: 250
Publication Year: 2014
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