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ERIC Number: ED404324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Philanthropy in Croatia: The Problems of Teaching.
Ledic, Jasminka
This paper describes the experience of a professor at the University of Rijeka (Croatia) teaching "Philanthropy and Education," a course offered for seniors in education in the 1995-96 academic year. The idea and support for teaching philanthropy in Croatia were developed and enabled through the project "Initiating Philanthropic Activities in Croatia through Teacher Education," supported by the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy and designed to promote the values of philanthropy, primarily through teacher education. The course content includes three sections: philanthropic tradition, the Third Sector, and philanthropy and education. In each area, an attempt is made to use examples from Croatian tradition and culture and to explore these problems in the context of the present political and social transitions. Since philanthropy is not recognized as a field of study in Croatia, there is a lack of faculty support for the course. There are also difficulties in making materials and information available in the Croatian language so class resources are in a foreign language. In the future, it will be necessary to develop local materials and texts. It is proposed that the course be offered to student teachers, especially those in K-12, to provide a foundation for philanthropic values from the very beginning of schooling. Contains over 100 references, a list of journals and other publications, the course syllabus, and student course evaluations. (JLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Croatia