Teacher TV: How to teach history in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Teachers TV production company from Great Britain recorded a documentary film on the teaching of history in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2007. As a result of the 1992-1995 war, education in Bosnia and Herzegovina is divided according to the national principle.
Access to the study of history for the three main national groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina is different. The same events from a common history are interpreted differently, depending on national ideology.
In some parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, even schools are physically divided into two parts, so that students of Croatian and Bosniak nationality have no chance to meet.
The film depicts classes of teaching history in three schools, according to Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian curriculum, as well as the interviewed teachers and students.

Availability: online

Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, English

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