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Vjersko obrazovanje u Republici Hrvatskoj
Religious Education in the Republic of Croatia

Author(s): Alan Sorić
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Education, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Public Law, Theology and Religion, State/Government and Education
Published by: Fondacija Centar za javno pravo
Keywords: Public law; Republic of Croatia; education; religious education;
Summary/Abstract: This paper investigates issues relating to religious education in public school system in the Republic of Croatia. It focuses mainly on Catholic Catechism in public school, due to the fact that population of Croatia is predominantly Catholic and the fact that Croatia has entered into international accords with Holy See. Paper particularly analyzes and describes instances of discrimination of nonreligious school children and criticizes the fact that no alternative education is provided to such children, at least in the first three grades of elementary schools. Finally, the paper offers certain recommendations to mitigate existing problems and to eliminate discrimination from public school system of the Republic of Croatia.

  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Croatian