Grant NumberBG_2010_01
TypeIn-Country Grant
OrganizationReason Institute
Project NameControversial Issues and Notions in Teaching Bulgarian and European History of XX Century in Bulgarian Primary and Secondary Schools
Amount AwardedUSD 28,375.00
Grant PeriodFebruary 15, 2010 - November 15, 2010
Project Description

Goal and objectives:   The project aims at further developing the results from the previous project and elaborating programs for teachers’ qualification at at least 2 Bulgarian Universities. The objectives are: • to strengthen and further enlarge the network of school teachers and university researchers and History Association “Alternatives” established under the previous project so that it could become an influential factor in the impending public debate on the syllabi and content of the history textbooks; • to establish sustainable partnership between the school teachers and university lecturers and researchers in history, to provide continuous possibility for professional discussions on topical and disputable issues; • to propose to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science changes in the State Educational Requirements in history and civilization followed by changes of the curricula and syllabi which shall allow the real studying of the most recent Bulgarian and European history at school; • to assist Bulgarian history teachers by defining the scope and content of the main terms used in teaching the totalitarian regimes thus avoiding different interpretation of the same terms. • to propose a Master’s Degree program and a post-diploma qualification program to be accredited by New Bulgarian University and VelikoTarnovo University so that these two programs could become available from the next 2010/2011 academic year. 

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