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Minority rights in the educational system of the Republic of Slovenia: based upon an example of geographical education

Author(s) Kolenc Kolnik, Karmen  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2002  
Editor Future Citizens in Europe Ed. Alistair Ross  
Language English  
Age group -  
The main aim of the paper is to find out if the every day school practice is the same as national regulations (as syllabuses, textbooks, exams, etc.,) promise. We performed a small opinion research on the given topic among geography teachers in Slovenian gymnasiums. The educational and upbringing note needs to be presented in all school subjects, therefore also in geography. The author examined the documents of national laws and regulations on national minority rights, especially those on the field of education. Studying geography, the education for minority rights is shown both through the linguistic component, that is through the possibility to study geography in one's native language and also through the social ? humanistic component, which is based on knowing different possibilities to enforce human rights in everyday life. In the school programs the geographers have established study aims which are directed towards shaping professionally founded relations, view points and values for example towards a human being in his or hers rights, and are derived from respect for different races, religions, ethnic appertenance, linguistic and cultural tradition.

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