Education and the new nationalism in the Balkans : The case of Albania

Part of : Balkan studies : biannual publication of the Institute for Balkan Studies ; Vol.36, No.1, 1995, pages 137-150

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The key elements characterizing Albanian history are a straggle forindependence, interference form the outside, autocratic rule, and anintense effort to unite all Albanians and develop and preserve a nationalidentity. This was also true, to a great extent, even under the communistregime. The geopolitical events of the last five years, however, gaveAlbania the opportunity for a new beginning —to move towarddemocracy and to join Europe. Will the new nationalism, now stronglyevident in the Balkans, permit it? Will the Albanians be able to resistit? Education can play a significant role in assisting Albania to becomea democratic society, but a number of constrains that are rooted in thepast need to be eliminated. Education must be depoliticized and orientedtoward the concept of democracy and the democratic process.
Subject (LC):
Εκπαίδευση στην Αλβανία