„Najbednija dečija sudbina“. Život učenika u privredi u Jugoslaviji 1945-1965.
„The Most Miserable Destiny Of The Child“, Pupils In Industrial Schools In Socialist Yugoslavia 1945-1965
Published by: Institut za savremenu istoriju, Beograd
Summary/Abstract: Immediately after the war, the process of (hastened) industrialization started. The lack of skilful workers was closely connected with the low productivity and poor quality of the goods produced. Thus, Party officials believed that practical and ideological education of young industrial workers was essential. Special schools for young apprentices were opened all over the country. Students of these schools, mainly teenage boys, acquired theoretical knowledge at school and practical in the factories. State negligence and lack of real educational policy towards young apprentices, poor quality of teaching stuff and classes, lack of textbooks represented some of the main problems that burdened the educational process. Most factory workers who were appointed as „mentors“ to young apprentices were not willing to teach them the trade. Apprentices worked long hours, were poorly paid and sometimes beaten at work. Although the Party officials often discussed hard working and living conditions of these youngsters, nothing was done to change the circumstances they were living in.
- Issue Year: 2013
- Issue No: 1
- Page Range: 181-193
- Page Count: 13
- Language: Serbian