Branislava Baranović

Prof. Branislava Baranović, Ph.D.

Senior scientist

Researcher’s unique code:

141361

Job title:

senior scientist

Field of interest:

curriculum development, social and gender inequality in education

Contact:

Frankopanska 22/I
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
tel: +385 1 4883551
fax: +385 1 4810263
baranov@idi.hr

Qualifications, scientific advancement and education

2015 Elected to a position of a Full Professor
2013 Senior scientist, second election
2011 – Director of the Institute for Social Research in Zagreb
2008 Senior scientist
2001 – 2011 Head of the Centre for educational research and development, ISRZ
1999 Senior research associate
1993 Research associate
1988 Research associate
1992 Ph.D. Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Sociology, University of Zagreb
1983 M. A. Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Sociology, University of Zagreb
1975 B. A. in Sociology and B. A. Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Sociology, University of Zagreb

Research projects

Project leader:
2013 – 2016 Civic competence, prejudices and discrimination among high school students
2013 – 2015 Developing curricula culture: empowering schools to develop and implement school curriculum
2012 – 2016 Social identities, higher education access and course choice
2006 – 2010 Competences for knowledge based society and national curriculum development
2005 – 2007 Gender sensitive textbooks and classroom practice in the Balkan Region
2002 – 2005 Evaluation of teching programmes and development of compulsory education curriculm model in Croatia
1997 – 1999 Education for Peace – A Conflict Resolution Initiative for Bosnia
1994 – 1996 The Changes in Secondary School Curricula in the Post-Socialist Croatia and Education for Democracy
1994 – 1995 Social (re)integration  of refugees and displaced persons
1993 – 1995 National ideology and changes in educational discourse in post-socialist Croatia
1993 – 1994 Ideologization of the educational discourse in post-socialist society
Collaborator:
2010 – 2011 Peace education in elementary schools in Croatia
2009 – 2010 Perception, experience and the attitudes toward gender discrimination in Croatia
2006 – 2007 Assessing and Promoting ‘Learning to Learn’ and ‘Entrepreneurship’ in Croatian Elementary Education
1996 – 2000 Value system of the young and social changes in Croatia
1996 – 1996 Social structure and quality of living in Croatia
1991 – 1993 Youth and problems of education – sociological study
1988 – 1991 Social profile of students in Zagreb at the end of 80-s
1988 – 1992 Changes in the structure of the work as a consequence of transfer of cultural, scientific and technological knowledge to school system
1989 – 1989 Cultural Prerequisites of Techological Development – The Case of Japan

Selected bibliography (1990 – 2013)

Books
Baranović, B. (2015) (ed.) What Do High School Students Plan to study? – Access To Higher Education and Choice of Study. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research – Zagreb.
Baranović, B. (2015) (ed.) School based curriculum. Theoretical and practical aspects. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research – Zagreb.
Baranović, B., Jugović, I., and Doolan, K. (2008). What is the gender of literature textbooks for elementary schooling? Zagreb: Institute for Social Research in Zagreb, Centre for Educational Research and Development.
Baranović, B. (2006) (ed.) National Curriculum for Compulsory Education in Croatia – Various Perspectives. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research – Zagreb
Baranović B. (2000) Image of Women in Literature textbooks. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research – Zagreb
A. Hodžić, B. Baranović and D. Seferagić. (1995.) (eds.) Back on Their Feet.
Articles
Rogošić, S; Baranović, B. (2016) Social capital and educational achievements: Coleman vs. Bourdieu. Center for Educational Policy Studies journal. (6), 2:. 81-100.
Baranović, B. (2015) School based curriculum for compulsory education in Croatia and European countries. In: Baranović, B. (ed.) School based curriculum. Theoretical and practical aspects. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research – Zagreb. pp. 15-48.
Baranović, B. (2015) Development and social dimension of higher education in Croatia. In: (ed.) What Do High School Students Plan to study? – Access To Higher Education and Choice of Study. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research – Zagreb. pp. 15 – 39.
Baranović, B; Doolan, K; Jugović, I; Klepač, O; Košutić, I; Puzić, S. (2015). Theoretical foundations, goals and methodology of the study. In: (ed.) What Do High School Students Plan to study? – Access To Higher Education and Choice of Study. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research – Zagreb.pp.7-11.
Baranović, B., Jugović, I. and Puzić, S. The Importance of Family Background and Gender for Mathematics Achievement and Secondary School Choice. (2014) Revija za socijalnu politiku. (21) 3:285-307.
Domazet, M., Baranović, B. i Matić, J. (2013) Mathematics Competence and International Mathematics Testing: Croatian Starting Point. Sociologija i prostor. (195) 1:109-131.
Baranović, B; Domović V. i Vizek V. V. (2013) Changes and Challenges in Contemporary Education, In: D. Milanović, A. Bežen and V. Domović (Eds.) Methodics in Contemporary
Puzić, S. i Baranović, B. (2012) Social Aspects of Mathematics Education. Revija za sociologiju. (42), 2:161-186.
Jugović, I., Baranović, B. i Marušić, I. (2012) The role of gender sterotypes and motivation in the explanation of mathematics achievement and anxiety. Suvremena psihologija. (15) 1:65-79.
Baranović, B. (2011) Gender (in)equality and discrimination in education, In: Ž. Kamenov and B. Galić (eds.) Perception, Experience and Attitudes towards Gender Discrimination in Croatia. The Research “Perception, experience and attitudes towards gender discrimination in the Republic of Croatia”. Zagreb: Office for Gender Equality of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, pp. 38-48.
Puzić, S., Baranović, B. i Doolan, K. (2011) School Climate and Conflict in School. Sociologija i prostor. (191) 3:335-358.
Baranović, B. (2011) Gender (in)equality and discrimination in education, In: Ž. Kamenov and B. Galić (eds.) Perception, Experience and Attitudes towards Gender Discrimination in Croatia. The Research “Perception, experience and attitudes towards gender discrimination in the Republic of Croatia”. Zagreb: Office for Gender Equality of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, pp. 38-48.
Baranović, B. and Jugović, I. (2011). Perception, experience and attitudes towards gender (in)equality in education, Ž. Kamenov and B. Galić (eds.) Perception, Experience and Attitudes towards Gender Discrimination in Croatia. The Research “Perception, experience and attitudes towards gender discrimination in the Republic of Croatia”. Zagreb: Office for Gender Equality of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, pp. 143-164.
Baranović, B. and Leinert Novosel, S. (2011) Conclusions and recommendations: How equal are women in Croatia? In: Ž. Kamenov and B. Galić (eds.) Perception, Experience and Attitudes towards Gender Discrimination in Croatia. The Research “Perception, experience and attitudes towards gender discrimination in the Republic of Croatia”. Zagreb: Office for Gender Equality of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, pp. 255-269.
Puzić, S; Baranović, B; Doolan, K; Jokić, B; Ristić Dedić, Z. (2011) Development of a scientific basis for the integration of peace education into Croatian formal education. In: I. Z. Šloser (ed.) Learning for peace. Zagreb: Centar za mirovne studije. str. 51.-132.
Baranović, B., Doolan, K., Jugović, I. (2010). Are Croatian primary school literature textbooks gender sensitive?, Sociologija i prostor, 187(2), 349-374.
Koren, S. and Baranović, B. (2009). What kind of history education do we have after eighteen years of democracy in Croatia? Transition, intervention and history education politics (1990-2008). In: A. Dimou (ed.) “Transition” and the Politics of History Education in Southeastern Europe. Gottingen : V&E unipress, 2009. Str. 91-140.
Baranović, B; Štibrić, M. and Domović, V. (2007) Enterprise Education – The Perspecitive of Primary School Teachers. Sociology and Space. 45, 177-178 (3-4): pp. 339-360.
Baranović, B. (2007) European Experience and the National Curriculum for Compulsory Education in Croatia. Metodika. 8(2), pp. 294-305.
Baranović, B; Jokić, B. and Doolan, K. (2007) Teaching history in a post-war social context – The Case of Croatian Danube region. Intercultural education. (18) 5:455-471.
Domović, V.; Baranović, B. and Štibrić, M. (2007) Teachers and introducing enterpreneurship into primary schools. In: Babić, N. (Ed.) Kompetencije i kompetentnost učitelja. Osijek: The Faculty of Teacher Education in Osijek and Kherson State University, Kherson, Ukraine: 175-182.
Štibrić, M. and Baranović, B. (2007). The Status of Information and Communication Competence in National Curriculum for Compulsory Education. In: Seljan S. and Stančić, H. (Eds.) The Future of Information Sciences (INFuture): Digital Information and Heritage, Zagreb: The Department for Information Sciences, The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb. pp. 459-469.
Baranović B., Domović V. and Štibrić M. (2006) Several aspects of school climate in Croatian elementary schools. Rural Sociology. (44) 4:485-504.
Baranović, B. (2006) Knowledge based society and curriculum. In: Baranović, B. (2006) (ed.) National Curriculum for Compulsory Education in Croatia – Various Perspectives. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research – Zagreb, pp. 15-43.
Baranović, B. (2006) Teaching programmes from teacher’s perspective. In: Baranović, B. (2006) (ed.) National Curriculum for Compulsory Education in Croatia – Various Perspectives. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research – Zagreb, pp. 107-181.
Baranović, B. (2005) The Main Trends and Curriculum Design Methodology for Compulsory Education. Metodika (6) 10 (1/2005): 22-43.
Baranović, B. and Doolan K. (2005) Citizenship education. The case of Croatia. In: Maes, B. (ed.) Different faces of citizenship education in European countries. Brussels: CIDREE/DVO, pp. 51-71.
Mesić, M. and Baranović, B. (2005) National Minority Education in Croatia. In: N. Genov (ed.) Ethnicity and Educational Policies in South Eastern Europe. Berlin-Sofia: Friedrich – Ebert – Stiftung, Free University Berlin, Institute of Eastern European Studies. pp. 64-84.
Baranović, B. and Ilišin, V. (2004) Youth and Human Rights in Croatia. Rural Sociology. (42) 3/4:339-361.
Baranović, B. and Jokić, B. (2004) Teachers’ Opinions on Teaching Recent History in primary schools in the Croatian Danube Region. History in Teaching. (2) 4: 384-406.
Baranović, B. (2004) Some Theoretical and Methodological Issues of Sociology of Education. In: A. Bežen (ed.) Educational Sciences and Subject Methodics. Zagreb: Academy of Educational sciences of Croatia and Profile International, pp. 49-55.
Baranović, B. (2004) Attitudes of Croatian Youth towards Human Rights as an Integral Part of a Democratic Political Culture. In: P. E. Mitev and J. Riordan, (Eds) Towards Non-violence & Dialoge Culture in South East Europe. Sofia: “Ivan Hadjiysky” Institute for Social Values & Structures, pp. 29-46.
Baranović, B. (2002) Youth of Croatia – Between National Identity and European Integration. In: V. Ilišin and F. Radin (Eds) Youth and Transition in Croatia. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research in Zagreb, pp. 125-154.
Baranović, B. (2002) What Youth Thinks About Education? In: V. Ilišin and F. Radin (Eds) Youth and Transition in Croatia. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research in Zagreb, pp. 203-218.
Baranović, B. (2001) History textbooks in Post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina. Intercultural education. Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 13-26.
Baranović, B. (2000) The Changes of History Textbooks in Croatia – back to ethnicity. In: P.E. Mitev. ed. Balkan Youth and Perception of Others. Sofia: Youth Studies Foundation, pp. 257-278.
Baranović, B. (1999) Presidential elections ’99 on the Croatian Radio. Media Research, Zagreb, Vol. 5. No. 1, 19-45.
Baranović, B. (1999) History textbooks and the national identity of youth. In: J.Čačić-Kumpes. ed. Culture, Ethnicity, Identity. Zagreb: Institute for migration et al., 153-170.
Baranović, B. (1999) Elections ’97 on Croatian radio – Informing or manipulating. In: M. Banjeglav (ed.) Izbori u medijima – Hrvatska 1997. Zagreb: Croatian Helsinki Committee, pp. 53-91.
Baranović, B. (1997) Der Weg zur Ethnisierung des Bildungsdiskurses Im postsocialistischen Kroatien. Bildungg und Erziehung.Boehlau: Vol. 50. No. 4, 481-499.
Baranović, B. (1995) Elections 95 on Croatian TV and in the press, Media Research (1) 2:163-183.
Baranović, B. (1995) Displaced people in Pakrac and Lipik region. In: A.Hodžić, B. Baranović and D.Seferagić. (eds.) Back on Their Feet. Zagreb: Center for Transition and Civil Society Research. pp. 77-95.
Baranović, B. (1994) Changes in educational discourse in postsocialist Croatia. Sociological Review. (25) 3-4: 201-213.
Baranović, B. (1994) Concept and content of ecological education. In: K. Prpić et al. (ed.) Sociological Insights. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research – Zagreb, pp. 163-173.
Baranović, B. (1994) Ecological content in secondary education in Croatia. Social Ecology. (3) 2:149-163.
Baranović, B. (1993) Changes in the Structure of the School System in Croatia and Scientific and Technological Development. U: K. Prpić et al. (ed.) Croatian Society on the Eve of Transition. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research, University of Zagreb, pp. 61-79.
Rimac, I; Baranović, B. (1991) Social structure of Zagreb students. In: Društveni profil Zagrebačkih studenata krajem osamdesetih. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research – Zagreb, pp. 23-41.
Baranović, B. (1991) Changes in the school system in Croatia and the scientific and technological development. In: B.Despot (ed.) Sociološko istraživanje mladih i problema obrazovanja. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research – Zagreb, pp. 71-95.
Baranović, B. (1990) Scientific and technological knowledge as a constituency of the educational system. In: G. Bosanac (ed.) Epistemološki problemi odgojno-obrazovnog transfera. Zagreb:Institute for Social Research – Zagreb, pp. 39-59.
Bosanac, G; Baranović, B. (1990) Education and the cultural context in the historical comparative analysis on the example of Japan. In: V. Lay (ed.) Proceedings. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research – Zagreb, pp. 63-91.
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