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Domović, Vlatka and Godler, Zlata and Previšić, Vlatko. (2004). High School Students and the Democratic Culture. Pedagogijska istraživanja, 1(1). pp. 67-88. ISSN 1334-7888

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This article analyses the attitudes of high school students towards selected democratic values and the relation between attitudes and socio-demographic characteristics, and compares the attitudes of students, their parents and teachers. The data were obtained during 1993 and 1998 within projects “Genealogy and transfer of models of interculturalism” and “School curriculum and characteristics of Croatian national culture”. The analysis of the results showed the significant changes in students’ attitudes towards democratic values in 1998 in comparison with the previous study. The changes are revealed through statistically significant lower degree of acceptance of 17 out of 19 suggested values. Furthermore, both studies showed that the variables of socio-educational status distinguish the subjects significantly in regard to their attitudes. Students with higher educational achievement, those attending the academic high schools and those with higher educational aspirations have more positive attitude towards democratic values. The significant differences were also found in the degree of acceptance of those values among students, parents and teachers. Generally, teachers showed the highest acceptance of all suggested values, while students showed the lowest.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: democracy; democratic values; pluralistic society; human rights; education for democracy; education for development
Subjects: Pedagogy
Departments: Department of Pedagogy
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2017 11:26
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2017 11:26

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