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ERIC Number: EJ801046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
The War and Post-War Impact on the Educational System of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Kreso, Adila Pasalic
International Review of Education, v54 n3-4 p353-374 Jul 2008
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), much like other eastern-European countries, has faced a brief period of transition from the socialist system to capitalism. However, this was interrupted in BiH by a brutal war lasting four years. Social systems and infrastructure were damaged or destroyed, including education, which was harnessed during the war to divide the country and then perpetuate these divisions. The author deals with some of the strongest and most enduring impacts that the war has had on education, which even now, more than 10 years after the war, pose a serious threat to this young country. The most obvious include the division of youth according to nationality, religion or language, the unequal positions of certain groups in education, and very clear segregation and discrimination. She points out some of the most frequent and overt ways in which intolerance towards other nationalities is displayed through textbooks, especially those used in parts of BiH subject to a struggle for independence during the war.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina