Twenty-five years of the European dimension in education in Croatia
Research origins, theoretical deficiencies, and the future development pathway
Keywords:european dimension in education, the development chronology, theoretical framework, political praxiology of education
- 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.
Copyright (c) 2022 JSSE - Journal of Social Science Education
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.