The Heroes of Treca Gimnazija: A War School in Sarajevo, 1992-1995

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Mai 2001



Shelled into ruins at the onset of the Bosnian War (1993), Treca Gimnazija, a high school in central Sarajevo, became a 'war school, ' adapting to wartime conditions by conducting classes in the dispersed basement classrooms in neighborhoods across the city. Education scholar David M. Berman, who interviewed many of Treca Gimnazija's students, teachers, and administrators during the siege of Sarajevo, 1992-1995, as well as after the war, chronicles the human drama of everyday life in a high school operating under the constant threat of enemy guns and mortar fire. These educators and students of Treca Gimnazija tell the stories of their own personal war in the 'battle for the mind.


Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Foreword Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Maps Chapter 5 On Baking Bread, Building a Palace, and Doing Research on the War Schools of Sarajevo Chapter 6 Schooling in Wartime Conditions, April 1992-September 1992 Chapter 7 The War Schools of Sarajevo, September 1992-March 1993 Chapter 8 The War Schools of Treca Gimnazija, March 1993-July 1994 Chapter 9 Treca Gimnazija as a Frontline School, July 1994-April 1996 Chapter 10 Epilogue: Pedagogical Patriotism: The Aftermath


David M. Berman is associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is also an affiliated faculty member of the Russian and Eastern European Studies Program.


When the Bosnian Serb Army besieged and occupied Grbavica carving the dividing line right through the tissue of cohesive, inner-city communities, the teachers and students of Sarajevo were first among those who courageously crossed the line of danger, going out of their shelters and back to work and study. By deciding to do that despite constant shelling and sniping from the enemy lines, they openly rebelled against the idea of the siege and division of the city. Their spirit and will to live was simply stronger than death itself. And that's the most important lesson the reader's of this book can learn from the teachers and students of Treca Gimnazija. -- from the Foreword by Sven Alkalaj, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United States 1994-2000
EAN: 9780847695683
ISBN: 0847695689
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2001
Seitenanzahl: 232 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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