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Vlasta Vizek Vidovic'
Vlatka Domovic'

Transitions in Croatian Pre-tertiary Education and Teacher Education Since Independence

Doi number:10.14413/HERJ.2016.02.05

Keywords: educational reform, pre-tertiary education, teacher education, education research

The aim of this paper is to give an overview of developments in Croatian pre-tertiary and teacher education since 1991. The starting point is a brief presentation of the country context in the transition period from socialist to democratic society. The developments in pre-tertiary education have been analysed in two periods – from 1990 to 2000, and from 2001 to the present moment. The main strategic documents are presented and their implementation is discussed. The reform of the system of initial teacher education is elaborated in terms of three concepts – upgrading, standardization, and professionalization. The implications of the implementation of these concepts for structural and curricula changes are problematised. In addition, a third theme, that of educational research, has been introduced in order to present the interconnectedness between educational transitions and educational research.


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DOI: 10.14413/HERJ.2016.02.05

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