Proceedings of The 4th International Academic Conference on Teaching, Learning and Education
Slovenian and Croatian Students’ Perspective On European Dimension in Education: Analysis of The International Civic and Citizenship Education Study 2016 European Module
The purpose of this paper on the primary level is to explore Slovenian and Croatian students’ knowledge and orientation toward future thought the European dimension in education as operationalized in ICCS 2016. On secondary level to determine are there differences in any construct populating four domains of the European dimension in education between Slovenian and Croatian students. The European dimension in education is measured by students’ results on ICCS 2016 European module. ICCS 2016 operationalized the European dimension in education through four domains populated with ten constructs. Slovenian and Croatian students’ composite result on the European dimension in education, as results on domains and constructs populating domains of the European dimension in education, were analyzed using secondary data analysis. On the domains of the European dimension in education related to the students’ attitudes towards civic societies and systems and students’ attitudes towards civic participation Slovenian students show more positive attitudes than Croatian counterparts (p<0.05). On constructs populating domains of a European dimension in education there is a fuzzy picture. Slovenian students have a more positive perception of the European future and attitudes toward political consumerism, while Croatian students have more positive attitudes towards European cooperation, the EU, and freedom of movement for European citizens within Europe. When the European dimension in education is analyzed as a composite indicator there aren’t statistically significant differences in results of the Slovenian and Croatian students’. Results point to the deficient efforts present within the Slovenian and Croatian educational systems regarding the preparation of pupils for the role of European citizens.
keywords: civic society; civic principles; civic participation; civic identity; ICCS 201.