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ERIC Number: ED392754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 7
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Teaching Philanthropy in Croatia: Problems and Projects.
Ledic, Jasminka
This paper describes "Initiating Philanthropic Activities in Croatia (Rijeka) through Teacher's Education," a project started in 1995 and supported by the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, and designed to help promote the values of philanthropy, primarily through teacher education. The project is part of the program called "Eastern European Initiative," which aims to spread and support the philanthropic idea over the region and build networks of philanthropic programs and activities. The main purpose of the project is to develop curriculum for teacher education in philanthropy with the emphasis on ethical aspects. The project stresses the importance of nurturing philanthropic behavior from an early age in order to develop caring behavior and to teach the values of peace, cooperation, and help. The paper begins with a background review, including the situation and problems regarding the emergence of philanthropic activities in Croatia, covering political, social economic, and ethical issues. The second section of the paper describes the 3-year project. The first stage of the project (January 1995-August 1996) addresses curriculum development and administrative work for study programs for future teachers, translations, preparation of text-book and study materials, introductory seminars and lectures for students, workshops in regional centers, developing guidelines for action research activities, beginning action research, lectures by key persons, and establishing a philanthropic library and database about persons involved. The second stage (September 1996-June 1997) will stress courses, action research, and publishing activities and will offer courses to other institutions through the regional center in Ljublijana. Activities from the first year will be continued. The final stage (July 1997-December 1997) will include evaluation of the courses and action research. (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Croatia; Philanthropists