OBRAZOVNE PRILIKE U HERCEGOVINI ZA VRIJEME KRALJEVINE SRBA, HRVATA I SLOVENACA (1918-1929) // EDUCATIONAL SITUATION IN HERZEGOVINA DURING THE PERIOD OF KINGDOMS OF SERBS, CROATS AND SLOVENES (1918-1929)
Journal Title:Historijski pogledi/Historical Views
In the first years of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Kingdom of SHS), the educational situation in Herzegovina was very bad. The low level of literacy (in some areas over 90%) and the small number of educational institutions, gave a negative picture, which was further complicated by the incompetence and slowness of the state administration. From the mid-1920s, the situation began to change. The construction of schools and literacy through course teaching were significant, but still insufficient steps to solve all the accumulated problems in this area. Based on unpublished sources and relevant literature, the paper discusses the state of the school system in Herzegovina, during the first period of monarchist Yugoslavia (1918-1929).