Tag: history
Macedonia 03.03.21 | 16:54

One more step left: Abolition of history class reaches Parliament

The government approved, the Parliament will vote, and elementary school students will definitely study according to the reformed programs. The Ministry of Education and Science will start implementing the Concept for Reformed Elementary Education next year. The professional public and many institutions...

Macedonia 05.02.21 | 21:27

Historian Nikola Minov blasts proposed move to rewrite Macedonian history

Historian Nikola Minov remarks at the debate held in the Parliament today, over the controversial changes to the elementary school curriculum, drew much attention. Minov strongly condemned the proposal which would remove history as a stand-alone class in elementary education and would open the door to...

Macedonia 17.01.21 | 12:46

Karakacanov: Macedonia is the most romantic and tragic part of Bulgarian history

Macedonia is the most romantic and most tragic part of Bulgarian history, said Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov, evoking a similar comment from former President Petar Stojanov. Karakacanov insisted that this is the reason why Bulgaria can’t allow Macedonia to advance toward the EU...

Macedonia 05.01.21 | 22:41

Without waiting for the outcome of the promised consultations, Education Ministry presents a plan in which history is abolished as a class

Despite announcing a wide public debate on its controversial plan to cull elementary school classes, the Education Ministry presented a blueprint that plows ahead with the plan. Under it, elementary school classes are reduced to native language, math, natural sciences, civics and English. Natural sciences...

Macedonia 29.12.20 | 17:29

The Faculty of Philosophy is against merging history class with other classes

The Teaching-Scientific Council of the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje believes that the draft version of the Concept for Elementary Education, presented by the Ministry of Education and Science contains methodological and didactic inconsistencies and solutions that do not correspond to the educational...

Macedonia 24.12.20 | 13:30

Zaev claims teachers, universities professors, MANU academics will be consulted over reforms in elementary education

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Thursday that teachers, university professors, as well as academics, will be consulted during the preparation of the reforms in elementary education.  The goal, said the Prime Minister, is for the reform to maximize the content that will help the students. I think that...

Macedonia 24.12.20 | 11:14

It was not Finland after all, but another fake news about Zaev’s reforms, the Government to immediately withdraw from abolition of history

It was not Finland after all, but another fake news about Zaev’s alleged reforms. The government is a source of fake news, because Finland directly denied that the Ministry of Education in Macedonia is making educational reforms like in Finland, the largest opposition party VMRO DPMNE reacted in...

Macedonia 24.12.20 | 09:02

Mickoski: The government is caught in a lie, history is a mandatory class in Finland

The government is caught in a lie, says VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski, sharing the reaction of the Macedonian-Finnish association to the education reforms proposed by Minister Mila Carovska, to which she refers to the Finnish model of education. In Finland history is a mandatory class for all...

Macedonia 23.12.20 | 13:21

History, geography and civics teachers to hold the new broad class together

A common conclusion from the Government session, after the presentation of the Draft Concept for Elementary Education in Macedonia, is to conduct an extensive public debate with the active participation of the Ministry of Education and Science and the Bureau for Development of Education, and through...

Macedonia 22.12.20 | 22:34

Government announces a debate on its education reform, but remains determined to cancel history as an independent class

The Zaev Government issued a statement calling on the public not to consider the coming educational reform – “the abolition of history”. The Government, pressed by Greece and Bulgaria to rewrite Macedonian history, announced a plan that would roll several elementary school classes into...

Macedonia 18.12.20 | 22:06

Broad debate needed for changes in education, not a copied solution, Pendarovski believes

Education needs to be transformed, in line with new times and new technologies, but change is taking place slowly all over the world. Broad debate is needed for changes in education, and not a copied solution, said President Stevo Pendarovski on TV Kanal 5. Regarding the announcement for changes in education,...

Macedonia 17.12.20 | 20:17

Prof. Sarakinski: History class also to include philosophy, ethics and anthropology

Professor Vojislav Sarakinski from the Faculty of Philosophy asks whose idea it was to change the curricula for elementary education, so that students will no longer study history class, which will be abolished, and the “societal studies” class will be introduced instead. He points out that...

Macedonia 17.12.20 | 16:53

It is not healthy to do such experiments with our future, the children

I do not know how something more could be achieved with the reduction of classes. There is a history class in the Finnish model, historian Mire Mladenovski told TV24. In Slovenia they show high results in these tests. History in Slovenia is a stand-alone class, it is studied just like in our country....

Macedonia 17.12.20 | 12:22

Proposal to remove history from the curriculum is part of Zaev’s new Bulgaria policy

The announcement from the Education Ministry that they will abolish history as a stand-alone class in elementary schools came suspiciously quick after Prime Minister Zoran Zaev agreed to accept much of the Bulgarian terms laid before Macedonia. The decision is being explained as a move to streamline...

Macedonia 16.12.20 | 22:04

Andonovski: By cancelling history class, the government is trying to redefine history and distort the facts

Stefan Andonovski, member of the Executive Committee of VMRO-DPMNE, reacted Wednesday on TV Telma’s “Top tema” to today’s statement by Mila Carovska about to cancel history as a stand-along class and roll it into a broad class called societal studies as in Finland, saying that...

Macedonia 16.12.20 | 20:50

Bureau for Development of Education: Changes in history classes will begin next year

The planned changes in terms of classes will start next year and will be introduced in the first and sixth grade, the Bureau for Development of Education told Meta. The most modern practice is the merging of history in social sciences, just as biology and chemistry are integrated into natural sciences,...

Macedonia 16.12.20 | 17:35

Neither history nor any scientific discipline is being canceled, they will be rolled into a broad class, says the Education Ministry

The Ministry of Education and Science is preparing a completely new model of teaching in which no scientific discipline will be lost, but the concept in which students study the material will change. The purpose of these reforms is to give students a complete picture of a particular event or topic, and...

Macedonia 16.12.20 | 15:04

Outrage spread as Education Ministry plans to cancel history as an elementary school class are made public

The announcement that the Education Ministry is preparing to abolish history as a stand-along class that will be taught in elementary school caused outrage in the public. The announcement was wrestled out of Education Minister Mila Carovska today, at a time when Macedonia is strongly pressured to give...

Macedonia 04.12.20 | 14:39

“Zaev lied to us” – Bulgarian historians protest that the Macedonian counterparts are holding their ground

Bulgarian Trud paper reports that the talks between Macedonian and Bulgarian historians have yielded no result. Bulgarian historians are blaming their Macedonian counterparts of refusing to budge and accept their proposals, even after Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, in his BGNES interview, publicly...

Macedonia 25.11.20 | 19:33

Members of the historic committee with Bulgaria condemn Zaev’s statements, ask him to stick to his lane

Historians who are part of the joint committee with Bulgaria are coming out against the interview Prime Minister Zoran Zaev gave to the Bulgarian BGNES news agency. Hisorian Ljubica Spaskovska spoke out publicly, and Deutsche Welle reports that at least two others have also voiced strong criticism of...

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