Hungary’s state financed schoolbooks have teachers anxious. Scan through a Hungarian history book for high school students and one can see through the government’s view on immigrants. The segment on multiculturalism unfurls with a photo of refugees pitch tents under a Budapest railway station. Fringing the image is an address given by strongman Prime Minister Viktor Orban on the dangers of immigration. He said that they contemplate it desirability that Hungary is an analogues country.
The state approved text books catches attention to Hungary’s education system that is engendering deep anxiety amongst some teachers and publishers.
Detractors say the textbooks are just a step in progress in a government campaign to regenerate the education system and the country in its Christian, nationalist likeness. Orban has also dismissed academic programs that do not align with his conventional values, productively constraining dominant universities to reorganize its courses abroad.
The rearrangement emanate amidst weeks of street protests averse to Orban’s inflexible strategies indicating fissures in his clasp on the central eastern European nation.
Since Orban’s populist Fidesz Party came into power in 2010 the latest triumphed a landslide coup again in April last year, it has been in command of a prominent educational reform government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs said.
Formerly local districts supervise the country’s public schools. However, in contemporary years the state has endorsed leadership and that involves furnishing textbooks, said Kovacs of the estimate to address financing inadequacies.