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The challenges of providing a range of higher level learning opportunities in prison is an aspect of the education provision that can be overlooked, due to more pressing needs to support basic literacy and numeracy. However, a network of prison and university partnerships are joining together across the country to provide an innovative solution.
21 July 2017
by NSS UK
(en)

The education sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina reflects the state constitution. It is defined by the BiH Constitution, the constitutions of the entities, cantons, and the Statute of Brčko District of BiH, which govern legal competencies in education.BiH consists of two entities (The Republic of Srpska and Federation of BiH) and Brcko district of BiH.The Republic of Srpska has a centralized government and one ministry of education. Federation of BiH has a decentralized government and consists of ten cantons where each canton has their own ministry of education.

What are the first words that come to your mind when you hear ‘second chance school’? For adult educators engaged in this filed, these may often be: functional illiteracy, poverty, marginalisation and social exclusion, early school dropouts, sensitive adult groups, refugees etc. While in today’s context of economic challenges being functionally literate does not mean being socially included, we can most certainly state that being functionally illiterate correlates highly with social marginalisation and exclusion.
20 July 2017
by Aleksandar Bulajic
(en)