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Croatia/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.3 Intercultural education

A national curriculum for "democratic society and human rights" has been developed, which also includes intercultural education. Various elements from this curriculum are included in different subjects on the primary and secondary level and have been promoted through the Croatian National Education Standard (HNOS). The Agency for Education (AZOO) is responsible for management of special educational programmes for teachers.

Development of the curricula in Croatia has, for many years, been supported by UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the OSCE, the Stability Pact as well as other international and intergovernmental organisations. Amnesty International Croatia is just one example of an NGO working actively on these issues.

Intercultural education is the central element of school curricula in those areas which were occupied during the war and where there is a special need to build an inclusive education system.

Croatia is also a member of the Task Force for Education about the Holocaust and participates in the project on the revision of text books and curricula.

For more information, see our Intercultural Dialogue section

Chapter published: 05-05-2017

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