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Development and the role of school curriculum in the Republic of Croatia: Historical-comparative analysis

Morana Koludrović orcid id ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split, Croatia
Višnja Rajić orcid id ; Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb, Croatia

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The main goal of this research was to investigate and analyze the role, representation and ways of realization of school curricula in the period from 1951 to 2019 in the Republic of Croatia using a historical-comparative analysis of curricula, specifically primary school curricula. According to the obtained results, the authors conclude that the importance, role and activities of the school curriculum differ in different eras and within different reform attempts. The analysis of curriculum documents (except the one from 1951) shows that the activities and contents of the school curriculum aim to contribute to individualization and flexibility of opportunities, according to the needs and interests of students, connecting the family home and local and wider community with the school environment, encouraging creativity, interdisciplinarity, togetherness, acquiring generic competencies and improving educational competencies. Based on the obtained results and the foundations of contemporary education the authors proposed guidelines for contemporary school curricula.


curriculum; student-centered teaching; historical-comparative analysis; school curriculum; extracurricular activities

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