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Настава географије на Београдском универзитету 1945–1960.
Geography Teaching at Belgrade University From 1945 to 1960

Author(s): Dragomir Bončić
Subject(s): Geography, Regional studies, Higher Education , History of Education, State/Government and Education, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989)
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: University of Belgrade; geography; classes; professors; the Communist Party;
Summary/Abstract: Teaching and research work in geography at the University of Belgrade had a long tradition and relied on the work of Jovan Cvijić at the end of the 19th and the early 20th century and his disciples and followers in the interwar period and during the first decades after the World War II. Apart from the need to overcome the war damage, new political and socio-economic circumstances resulting from the arrival of the Communist Party to power and the implementation of revolutionary changes had an important influence on the development of the geography teaching after the World War II. The new conditions, along with the steady progress of scientific knowledge, contributed to the frequent changes in curricula and teaching organization. The holders of the teaching and scientific research, international cooperation and the creation of new cadres of geography were still disciples of Jovan Cvijić (Borivoje Ž. Milojević 1885–1967, Petar Jovanović 1893–1957, Vojislav Radovanović 1894–1957, Sima Milojević 1894–1969) who by the end of the 50’s died or retired and were replaced by younger geographers. The life and work of teachers after the war was under the strict supervision of the party organization, which followed their positions and during the 50’s it even interfered in solving their personal conflicts.

  • Page Range: 773-789
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Serbian