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Serbia/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.2 Arts in schools

Since the first grade in primary school, national curriculum is envisaging the teaching of the arts: music, visual arts and literature. This continues throughout eight classes of primary school and is also part of curriculum in Gymnasium and few other secondary schools. Unfortunately, drama and film education are not yet part of the school curricula, but there are schools with extracurricular activities in those domains. There are also competitions of "drama sections" of primary and secondary schools, choral singing, children "October salon" (visual art exhibition), etc. There were projects to link teaching and cultural institutions, and also, stimulated by the Institute for Cultural Development, museums, and children cultural centres. Also, many cultural institutions in provinces have created different proposals for workshops with school children, so that schools can choose and integrate workshops in their work. So, in the last 10 years there have been more official and unofficial attempts, besides the work of National Council for Education, to introduce "free", creative, and elective artistic programmes in primary schools.

Chapter published: 18-08-2015

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