Twenty-five years of the European dimension in education in Croatia

Research origins, theoretical deficiencies, and the future development pathway

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11576/jsse-4261

Keywords:

european dimension in education, the development chronology, theoretical framework, political praxiology of education

Abstract

  • The European dimension in education was formed as a multilateral project of the Council of Europe and the European Union to improve European integration processes.
  • From the scholarly perspective, the development of the European dimension in education in Croatia is analysed from 1996 until 2020
  • Political praxiology of education is introduced as a possible theoretical framework for future development.

Purpose: This paper aims to present the twenty-five-year evolving pathway of the European dimension in education in Croatia. Furthermore, the paper critically problematises the lack of a theoretical framework that has marked this concept's research and partly contributed to its conceptual dispersion and scholarly ambiguity.

Design: The paper design is based on chronological and content analysis of the European dimension in education development, primarily focusing on the Croatian context. The period analysed is from 1996, when the first paper on the European dimension in education in Croatia was published until 2020.

Findings: The development frame of the European dimension in education is proposed, with an overview of appurtenant phases, followed by chronological and detailed elaborated thematic groups. As an answer to detected theoretical deficiencies, the political praxiology of education is introduced as a direction of its future theoretical development and a partly new shift in the conceptual definition of the European dimension in education is proposed.

Author Biography

Marko Turk, University of Tyumen

Marko Turk, PhD, is a professor at the School of Advanced Studies, University of Tyumen. He got an MA degree in Pedagogy and Philosophy at the University of Rijeka (Croatia) and a PhD in educational sciences at the University of Zagreb (Croatia). Since entering academia in 2007, his research and teaching interests have focused on topics related to higher education (teaching and learning, instructional design, early career researchers and well-being in academia). Simultaneously, in his scholarly publications since 2010, he has been dealing with the concept of the European dimension in education.

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Published

2022-03-17

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Country Report