|Naziv||Orientation to Peace and War in Reading Books of Croatian Primary Schools,|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||1996|
|Ključne riječi||national prejudices, old an new text books, Peace, peace education, primary scool, war|
We have analysed the reading books for elementary schools both before and after the Croatian war.We have found that, before the war, we had the same number of texts that talked both positively and negatively about other nations.We had three times more texts that speak in favour of war and violence as a way of national conflict resolution.After the war, we now have more texts which speak negatively about other nations, especially about our neighbours, but fewer texts that speak in favour of war (this is still twice the number that actively speak against warfare).It could be a bad sign of a terrible future, but it can also be the stimulus for us to try to prevent such.Pedagogues alone cannot change the world, but they are responsible for it too.