This book investigates the effects of social and political change on the provision of primary education in post-communist and post-war contexts. Focusing on Bosnia and Herzegovina, the author considers educational developments in post-communist countries of central and Eastern Europe, the effects of the civil conflict that occurred 1992-95 and the consequences of the peace settlement.
In order to present a picture of the development of primary education in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the importance of political ideology on education provision, chapters discuss instances of the impact of external political influences, educational provision being drawn from neighbouring countries, and illustrate how the political war is continuing. Political and Social Influences on the Education of Children provides insights into lessons learned for education in countries with a changing political state and considers what the future might hold for primary education provision in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Political and Social Influences on the Education of Childrenis key reading for researchers, scholars and postgraduate students interested in educational developments in post-communist countries and education in areas of conflict. This book will also appeal to those interested in the political and social history of the region.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Primary Education in Post-communist and Post-war Contexts 3. The Merging of East and West: Austro-Hungarian Rule 1878-1918 and the Introduction of State Education 4. The Emergence of Yugoslavia: The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes 1918-1945 and the Development of Education 5. The Dominance of Communism: Communist Yugoslavia 1945-1992 and Communist Education Provision 6. Independence and War: Conflict 1992 – 1995 and Continuing Education Provision 7. A New Nation State: Post-conflict 1995 – 2015 and the Role of Education 8. Future Educational Developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina?
Gwyneth Owen-Jackson is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the Open University, UK.