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The holocaust in Croatian history textbooks from 1990. to 2010.


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Horvat, Marin. (2016). The holocaust in Croatian history textbooks from 1990. to 2010.. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History. [mentor Hutinec, Goran].

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Croatian history textbooks went through three different phases during the period between the emergence of free and sovereign Republic of Croatia and events that set the road towards European integration after 2010. The first period manifested in imposed nationalization by the Tuđman administration between 1990. to 1999. which resulted in a limited choice of history textbooks. The second period began with textbook pluralism and free minded authors after 2000. which expressively pushed the textbook content in the right direction. It lasted until 2006. when Croatian National Education Standard was introduced followed by the new curriculum for primary schools. That changed content in the textbooks for primary schools radically and distanced them from the textbooks for high school (gymnasium). It marked the period from 2007. till today. A qualitative and quantitative analysis of the content of seventeen history textbooks for eighth grades of primary schools and ten textbooks for the fourth year of high schools (gymnasium) was carried out on the topic of The Holocaust in a given period of time. The analysis revealed that textbooks considerably improved until nowadays considering the content and didacticmethodological instrumentarium on the topic of The Holocaust. It also revealed that the most of the current history textbooks are not up to the challenges of modernization of education such as multiperspectivity or encouraging debate and dialogue by setting incentive issues.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: the Holocaust, history textbooks, curriculum, didactic-methodological instrumentarium, multiperspectivity
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Hutinec, Goran
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2018 09:56
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2018 09:56

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