BUDAPEST – Teachers and professors protest the new national curriculum

Humanities and literature departments of public universities across the country have written a protest letter demanding that new changes to the national curriculum which critics claim is too ideological be withdrawn, Index reports. 

Entire departments from several gymnasiums and universities, as well as members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences are protesting against “wordings that suggest writers and literary works are a direct means of moral education and worldview persuasion.”

The professionals asked the Hungarian government to withdraw the humanities parts of the new national curriculum because it “hinders the professional renewal of the subject and the maintenance of literary culture.”

Previously, Miklós Kásler, minister of human resources has said that the new curriculum “combines the most modern, effective international pedagogical practice with the traditions and values of Hungarian education and strengthens national identity.” (Vlagyiszlav Makszimov | EURACTIV.com)

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