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Secondary education

Pursuant to Article 66 of the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia (Official Gazette No. 56/1990, 135/1997, 8/1998 – consolidated text, 113/2000, 124/2000 – consolidated text, 28/2001, 41/2001- consolidated text, 55/2001 – amend., 76/2010, 85/2010 – consolidated text), single structure education in the Republic of Croatia is free of charge for its beneficiaries. Single structure education is regulated by the Act on Education in Primary and Secondary Schools (Official Gazette No. 87/2008, 86/2009, 92/2010 amend. 105/2010, 90/2011, 5/2012, 16/2012, 86/2012 – consolidated text, 12620/12, 94/2013, 152/2014).

Secondary education is provided by secondary schools and student dormitories and other public institutions under the conditions laid down in the Primary and Secondary School Education Act (OG No. 87/08, 86/09, 92/10, 105/10, 90 / 11, 5/12, 16/12, 86/12, 94/13, 136/14 – RUSRH, 152/14, 7/17, 68/18 and 98/19). Another public institution may be an organisational unit of the ministry competent for the judiciary and an organisational unit of the ministry competent for internal affai rs, which provides education for the profession of police officer.

  1. The Constitution of the Republic of Croatia (OG 56/90, 135/97, 8/98, 113/00, 124/00, 28/01, 41/01, 55/01, 76/10, 85/10)
  2. Primary and Secondary School Education Act (OG 87/08, 86/09, 92/10, 105/10, 90/11, 5/12, 16/12, 86/12, 94/13, 136/14 – RUSRH, 152/14, 7/17, 68/18 and 98/19).
  3. Vocational Education and Training Act (OG 30/09, 24/10, 22/13, 25/18)
  4. Art Education Act (OG 130/11)
  5. Act on Education in the Languages and Scripts of National Minorities (OG 51/00, 56/00)
  6. The Crafts Act (OG 143/13)
  7. Act on Textbooks and Other Educational Material for Primary and Secondary Schools (OG 116/18)
  8. The National Pedagogical Standards for Secondary Education System (OG 63/08, 90/10.)
  9. National Curriculum for Vocational Education (NN). 62/18)
  10. Ordinance on the Manner of Organising and Conducting the Teaching in Vocational Schools (OG 140/09), Ordinance on Drafting and Fulfilment of Requirements of Final Examination (OG 118/09)
  11. Ordinance on Conditions and Methods of Continuing Education for Higher Level of Qualification (OG 8/16)
  12. Ordinance on Taking the State Graduation Exam (OG No. 1/13 and 41/19)
  13. Ordinance on the Remuneration of Teachers, Professional Associates and Headmasters in Primary and Secondary Schools and Student Dormitories (OG 53/19)
  14. Ordinance Amending the Ordinance on Teaching Assistants and Professional Communication Intermediaries (OG 59/19)
  15. Ordinance on Promotion of Teachers, Professional Associates and Headmasters in Primary and Secondary Schools and Student Dormitories (OG 68/19)
  16. Ordinance on the Method, Procedures and Elements of the Evaluation of the Primary and Secondary School Students (OG 112/10 and 82/19)
  17. Decision on Adoption of Guidelines for the Development of a Network of School Institutions and Education Programmes (https://mzo.gov.hr/UserDocsImages//dokumenti/Obrazovanje/NacionalniKurikulum/Odluke//Odluka%20o%20dono%C5%A1enju%20Smjernica%20za%20izradu%20Mre%C5%BEe%20%C5%A1kolskih%20ustanova%20i%20programa%20odgoja%20i%20obrazovanja.pdf )
  18. Curricula for grammar schools https://mzo.gov.hr/istaknute-teme/odgoj-i-obrazovanje/srednjoskolski-odgoj-i-obrazovanje/nastavni-planovi-gimnazije/1093
  19. Curricula for professions and vocational curricula for the acquisition of vocational qualifications (https://mzo.gov.hr/istaknute-teme/odgoj-i-obrazovanje/srednjoskolski-odgoj-i-obrazovanje/nastavni-planovi-kurikulumi-strukovne-skole/1094https://www.asoo.hr/default.aspx?id=1345)
  20. Curricula and programmes for art schools https://mzo.gov.hr/istaknute-teme/odgoj-i-obrazovanje/umjetnicko-obrazovanje/132
  21. Ordinance on the Teaching of Part of the Subjects and Contents Determined by the Curriculum in One of the World Languages in Secondary Schools (https://narodne-novine.nn.hr/clanci/sluzbeni/2016_12_116_2567.html)

Higher education

(Source: Eurydice, May 2020)

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