Cross-national Comparison of Educational Policies and Curricula -Cultural Heritage and Identities of Europe's Future (CHIEF)

Eleni Stamou, Gary Jonas Fooks, Elina Marmer, Tinanin Zurabishvili

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


The aim of this report is to enhance understandings of cultural literacy in formal
educational settings by providing a comparative overview of approaches and
implementations across the nine CHIEF countries (including Germany, UK, Spain,
Latvia, Slovakia, Croatia, Georgia, Turkey and India). To this end, the report brings
together the current, dominant approaches to cultural literacy and issues arising from
their implementation. The report builds on the findings of the national
cultural/educational policy reviews and sets them alongside the findings of the national
curriculum reviews, to build a comparative overview of the interconnections between
the policy frameworks and curriculum guidelines within and across the nine different
The findings are organised under six sections, representing the main thematic
categories identified in the policy and curriculum reports. These include the discussion
of cultural literacy as a concept and the alternative terms used in meeting related
objectives as well as the themes of cultural heritage, national culture and identities,
Europe, language, religion and history, post-socialism, and post-imperialism.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEuropean Commission
Commissioning bodyEuropean Commission
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2019

Bibliographical note

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020
Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 770464.


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