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Active citizens / Citizen education

19
10
2015

The media's balance between free speech and hate speech and how to develop media literacy in education and society

The conference between freedom of speech and hate speech – media literacy in the education system and society was held on October 16, 2015 at Journalists House, Perkovčeva 2, Zagreb. It is held with the financial support of the fund "Alumni Engagment Innovation " of the US State Department, the program centers on knowledge of the National Foundation for Development, Knowledge Centers program of the National Foundation for Cvil Society and the EU program "Europe for Citizens."

19
10
2015

The media's balance between free speech and hate speech and how to develop media literacy in education and society

The conference between freedom of speech and hate speech – media literacy in the education system and society was held on October 16, 2015 at Journalists House, Perkovčeva 2, Zagreb. It is held with the financial support of the fund "Alumni Engagment Innovation " of the US State Department, the program centers on knowledge of the National Foundation for Development, Knowledge Centers program of the National Foundation for Cvil Society and the EU program "Europe for Citizens."

05
10
2015

Education is the last hope for democratic political culture

"I'm required to be very well acquainted with the political organization of France in the late 18th century, but as far as the current political situation goes, I still successfully continue with knowing that the Prime Minister is a prime minister, " said Hrvoje Kožić, a 3rd grade student at 5th gymnasium in Zagreb, explaining why the results of the research on the political literacy of last year's graduates were not surprising. Irma Gračić, a senior at 16th gymnasium in Zagreb, concluded that the main problem is widespread passivity in policy approach: "It is not enough to read the newspaper to know that the situation is bad and comment with your family or colleagues as a politician says something unwise, inappropriate, or not representing the citizens' opnions, since at the end of the day we do not do anything with it, but only cry over its sad political truth."

01
10
2015

Confusion and ignorance—a fertile ground for manipulation

During April and May 2015, GOOD Initiative (initiative for systematic and quality introduction of civic education in schools) and Institute for Social Research in Zagreb, with a council of researchers, conducted quantitative research on political literacy of high school graduate students on a national representative sample of 1146 participants. The sample was selected using techniques of cluster sampling and stratified sampling. These school classes were randomly chosen and stratified regionally according to the type of high school programs (grammar schools, other four and five-year programs, and three-year programs).

16
09
2015

“Let's learn how to be big” in Split: What you learn as a child, you practice as an adult

"The democratic deficit affects all of us – each February while we are doing our taxes, at every job interview when asked if we are planning a pregnancy soon", Marko Kovačić pointed out while emphasising that "the results of two of this year's researches carried out by the GOOD Initiative are worrying - 19.7% of youth can't tell whom the ruling coalition consists of, 60% of them think that Croats should have more rights in Croatia than other nationalities, and as many as 52% aren't familiar with how cabinet members are appointed.

According to the aforementioned researches, only 55% of citizens understand issues that the Republic of Croatia is facing, 44% do show no interest in politics, only 40% would be willing to take action to change legislation which is harmful to the community, and most are prone to relativizing the right of asylum, the right of association and the rights of national minorities.

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