Curricular

Croatia Can Do Better initiative says education minister must step down

It called on Sustar to step down, noting that citizens wanted the parliament to adopt conclusions supporting the reform, the expert team and the reform model.

Minister says comprehensive curricular reform too important to be personalised

The curricular reform is too important to be politicised and personalised as it is a system that will be in force for many years, the minister said, calling on all participants in the process "to show more patience and cooperation."

Thousands attend protest of support for curricular reform

Thousands of citizens, concerned about the possible discontinuation of an integral curricular reform over political pressure, gathered for a protest of support for the reform in Zagreb's central Ban Josip Jelacic Square on Wednesday.

Over 300 organisations support curricular reform protest

About six hours before a protest in Zagreb in support of a curricular reform scheduled for 6 pm on Wednesday, about 15 Croats living in Shanghai rallied to voice their support and send an important message from the other side of the world.

Expert team asks political parties not to claim curricular reform for themselves

"From the very beginning the reform was devised as a national project and place of true unity and dialogue, and participating experts are people of very different worldviews," reads a statement signed by Boris Jokic,

HNS MP calls for support to curricular reform

Member of Parliament Anka Mrak Taritas of the opposition Croatian People's Party (HNS) on Tuesday called on the parliament to give the integral curricular reform a chance, which, she said, would ensure a more meaningful and useful education for children.

14,500 sign petition supporting curricular reform team, protest announced

More than 14,000 people have signed an online petition, launched on Wednesday, after a national team of experts in charge of an integral curricular reform tendered their irrevocable resignations over political pressure.

Minister says won't relieve curricular reform expert team of duty, gov't supports reform

Earlier in the day Jokic and his team tendered irrevocable resignations due to political pressure, saying their decision was final and non-negotiable.

Resignation of curricular reform team elicits strong reactions

"Instead of discussing progress and life-long learning as a must in the 21st century, Croatia is unfortunately experiencing the termination of one of the most important reforms," said the party.

Platforma 112: Authors of curricular reform under pressure from far-right camp

The civil society association Platforma 112 said at a news conference on Tuesday that loud and aggressive yet unfounded criticisms of persons involved in the making of the draft curricular reform actually constituted a fight for political power of the far-right camp.