Projects & Grants

Internal Grant Competition DGC
START-UP grant

Teaching of history and overcomming of stereotyped images of Czech students about neighbour nations
Project IdGA406/98/0637
Main solverdoc. PhDr. Blažena Gracová, CSc.
Period1/1998 - 12/1999
ProviderStandardní projekt GA ČR
AnotationAn important part of education to Europeanism is overcoming of egomania of nations and states, xenophopbia, negative stereotypes of perceiving of other nations. Importance of the project lays in ascertaining : 1) what kind of quality of ascertaining of other nations, as for our nearest neighbours, offer today's textbooks of history, 2) how is contemporary young generation ready for mutual coexistence in united Europe as for knowledge of history of Central Europe and their opinions about their neighbours. Empirical research looks for answer to questions : a) if stereotyped perceiving is typical for our opinion about all our neighbours, b) how much are our opinions influenced by age, degree of education, level of knowledge's and the fact of physical neighbourhood. The aim of the project is to show where is needed educational work necessary for needed changes in thinking of young generation.