Local Partnership for Anti-Corruption Education
What are the motives for unethical and corruptive patterns of behaviour in secondary schools?
What kind of support CSOs could have in supporting the implementation of Anti-corruption policies in educational systems?
The Research The Perception of Petty Corruption and Unethical Behaviour in Secondary Schools in Croatia consists of two parts: 1) gathering qualitative information from secondary school pupils, parents of secondary school pupils, secondary school teachers and university students; 2) gathering quantitative data from a representative sample of parents of secondary school pupils and teachers and principals working in secondary schools. Geographical focus is on Split-Dalmatia and Zagreb County as typical developed counties, Sisak-Moslavina, and Osijek-Baranja counties as typical less developed counties.
The main hypothesis of this research was that certain forms of petty corruption and unethical behaviour do exist in secondary school in Croatia. However, in order to find ways of combating them, it is necessary to conceptualize and thoroughly describe all of their manifestations. Corruption in education is one of the most dangerous forms of corruption due to the specific features of the educational system.
The project aims to enhance the impact of CSOs in the identification, implementation, support, and further development of Anti-corruption Policies and Practices within the Educational System in Croatia. As a project partner, NEPC has conducted research on corruptive practices in the educational system with a focus on secondary education;
Project activities involved:
- equipping key local stakeholders for the effective implementation of anti-corruption policies;
- raising awareness among students on the harmfulness of certain practices andproviding support to local educational stakeholders in the implementation of anti-corruption policies and practices in schools.
Project Leader: Forum for Freedom in Education
- Network of Education Policy Centers;
- Info-Zona Split;
- Local Democracy Agency Sisak;
- Local Democracy Agency Osijek;
Project is financed by European Union and co-financed by Government of the Republic of Croatia Office For Cooperation with NGOs
Timeframe: 04/2013 – 11/2014
Download also:Policy Brief The Perception of Petty Corruption and Unethical Behaviour in Secondary Schools in Croatia Croatian Version The Perception of Petty Corruption and Unethical Behaviour in Secondary Schools in Croatia