48 / 2018

Urška Strle

At the Intersection of Mobility and Social Networks: A Biographical Sketch of Ivana Kobilca

The author explores the biographical aspects of Ivana Kobilca’s life to explain how this native of Ljubljana, a parochial 19th century Habsburg town, managed to become a successful artist. Not a member of high society, she travelled abroad, studied art and lived in several major European cities. Kobilca’s story, with a special focus on her mobility and social network, reveals her ingenious strategies to overcome barriers that limited the artistic expression of women during the belle époque. The study is based on a variety of egodocuments, biographical studies and historiographical references that place aspects of Kobilca’s history into a broader socio-cultural context.
KEY WORDS: Ivana Kobilca, biography, painter, mobility, social network

48 / 2018

Urška Strle

At the Intersection of Mobility and Social Networks: A Biographical Sketch of Ivana Kobilca

The author explores the biographical aspects of Ivana Kobilca’s life to explain how this native of Ljubljana, a parochial 19th century Habsburg town, managed to become a successful artist. Not a member of high society, she travelled abroad, studied art and lived in several major European cities. Kobilca’s story, with a special focus on her mobility and social network, reveals her ingenious strategies to overcome barriers that limited the artistic expression of women during the belle époque. The study is based on a variety of egodocuments, biographical studies and historiographical references that place aspects of Kobilca’s history into a broader socio-cultural context.
KEY WORDS: Ivana Kobilca, biography, painter, mobility, social network

48 / 2018

Klara Kožar Rosulnik

Biographical Learning and Identity (Re)construction: The Migration Experiences of Neža Gerkšič, aka Agnes Lacroix

The article interprets the migration experiences of Neža Gerkšič using the theory of biographical learning. It sees biographical learning as a process that occurs in everyday life and results in the (re)construction of identity, knowledge, skills, attitudes and values. The analysis of the autobiographical story shows how a female migrant used various strategies (adaptation, personal growth, development of an alternative lifestyle, influencing local social rules, innovative learning) to form her knowledge and (re)construct her identity. The article closes by presenting learning strategies that represent a tool that can help in the analysis and interpretation of learning that happens during migration experiences.
KEY WORDS: biographical learning, female migration, identity, autobiographical method, phenomenological research

48 / 2018

Klara Kožar Rosulnik

Biographical Learning and Identity (Re)construction: The Migration Experiences of Neža Gerkšič, aka Agnes Lacroix

The article interprets the migration experiences of Neža Gerkšič using the theory of biographical learning. It sees biographical learning as a process that occurs in everyday life and results in the (re)construction of identity, knowledge, skills, attitudes and values. The analysis of the autobiographical story shows how a female migrant used various strategies (adaptation, personal growth, development of an alternative lifestyle, influencing local social rules, innovative learning) to form her knowledge and (re)construct her identity. The article closes by presenting learning strategies that represent a tool that can help in the analysis and interpretation of learning that happens during migration experiences.
KEY WORDS: biographical learning, female migration, identity, autobiographical method, phenomenological research

48 / 2018

Sonja Rutar

School Quality from the Perspective of Migrant Children as a Basis for Ensuring Inclusive Education

Comparative analyses (OECD 2015) indicate considerably lower school performance of migrant children compared to their non-migrating peers. Consequently, providing quality education for migrant children in order to establish a socially cohesive and inclusive society is seen as a serious challenge. The paper presents the results of a study conducted with migrant schoolchildren in Slovenian primary schools (n = 40) aimed at investigating their perception of what a good school is. The results of the study will allow us to include migrant children’s perspectives when designing the programme for working with migrant children in Slovenian schools.
KEY WORDS: child participation, migrant children, education quality, inclusion of migrant children, integration of migrant children

48 / 2018

Sonja Rutar

School Quality from the Perspective of Migrant Children as a Basis for Ensuring Inclusive Education

Comparative analyses (OECD 2015) indicate considerably lower school performance of migrant children compared to their non-migrating peers. Consequently, providing quality education for migrant children in order to establish a socially cohesive and inclusive society is seen as a serious challenge. The paper presents the results of a study conducted with migrant schoolchildren in Slovenian primary schools (n = 40) aimed at investigating their perception of what a good school is. The results of the study will allow us to include migrant children’s perspectives when designing the programme for working with migrant children in Slovenian schools.
KEY WORDS: child participation, migrant children, education quality, inclusion of migrant children, integration of migrant children

48 / 2018

Mojca Medvešek

The Importance of Learning Slovene within the Educational System for the Slovenian Community in Varaždin County

The opportunities for learning Slovene within the Croatian school system have improved. The paper presents the teaching of Slovene in Varaždin County, the demographic structure of the students, their reasons for learning Slovene, and the attitude of the students and their parents towards learning Slovene. The purpose is to find out to what extent the teaching of Slovene within the framework of the educational system contributes to the preservation of the Slovenian community and to the revitalisation of the language. The paper relies on data collected using quantitative and qualitative methods. The results show that the children who learn Slovene at school mostly declare themselves Croats. Their initial knowledge of Slovene is poor.
KEY WORDS: Slovene, school, revitalisation of the language, Varaždin County, Croatia

48 / 2018

Mojca Medvešek

The Importance of Learning Slovene within the Educational System for the Slovenian Community in Varaždin County

The opportunities for learning Slovene within the Croatian school system have improved. The paper presents the teaching of Slovene in Varaždin County, the demographic structure of the students, their reasons for learning Slovene, and the attitude of the students and their parents towards learning Slovene. The purpose is to find out to what extent the teaching of Slovene within the framework of the educational system contributes to the preservation of the Slovenian community and to the revitalisation of the language. The paper relies on data collected using quantitative and qualitative methods. The results show that the children who learn Slovene at school mostly declare themselves Croats. Their initial knowledge of Slovene is poor.
KEY WORDS: Slovene, school, revitalisation of the language, Varaždin County, Croatia

48 / 2018

Dejan Valentinčič

Views of Selected Australian Slovenes on the State of Democracy and Rule of Law in Slovenia

Diasporic communities are known to maintain ties to their mother countries and to be interested in the happenings there. This becomes even stronger at times of crisis or major change. Australian Slovenes were most engaged during the time of the democratization and gaining independence of Slovenia. They still remember that time and look at the present situation nostalgically. The empirical part of the paper shows how the state of democracy and rule of law in Slovenia is viewed by (selected) Australian Slovenes after more than twenty-five years since the establishment of an independent state.
KEY WORDS: Australian Slovenes, outstanding individuals, attitude towards mother country, state of democracy, state of rule of law

48 / 2018

Dejan Valentinčič

Views of Selected Australian Slovenes on the State of Democracy and Rule of Law in Slovenia

Diasporic communities are known to maintain ties to their mother countries and to be interested in the happenings there. This becomes even stronger at times of crisis or major change. Australian Slovenes were most engaged during the time of the democratization and gaining independence of Slovenia. They still remember that time and look at the present situation nostalgically. The empirical part of the paper shows how the state of democracy and rule of law in Slovenia is viewed by (selected) Australian Slovenes after more than twenty-five years since the establishment of an independent state.
KEY WORDS: Australian Slovenes, outstanding individuals, attitude towards mother country, state of democracy, state of rule of law