The Presence of Spanish and Hispanic American Literature in Slovenian secondary Schools since 1945

  • Marjana Šifrar Kalan University of Ljubljana
  • Lucija Šarc
Keywords: Spanish literature, Hispanic American literature, Slovene secondary schools, syllabus, textbook of international literature, teaching literature

Abstract

Traditionally Slovene secondary schools teach national and international literature as part of the study of Slovene. The article examines the presence and the selection of Spanish and Hispanic American literature in Slovene secondary schools between 1945 and 2017, taking into account sociopolitical, cultural and didactic factors. The analysis is based on all syllabuses for Slovene during this period and all text books for literature used and edited since the end of the second world war in Slovenia. Therefore the role of literature written in Spanish is analysed for two different sociopolitical contexts: Yugoslavia and the independent Republic of Slovenia. The aim of the article is to find out whether the presence and the role of Spanish language literature in Spanish has increased or decreased during this period and which are the authors and literary works which 19-year-old Slovenes who complete grammar school and continue their studies at the university are/were acquainted with. The article enumerates all writers and texts in Spanish from the analysed documents and textbooks, identifies drawbacks in the selection of the literature and concludes that experts from different fields, teachers of Slovene, Spanish, experts in literature and didactics should work on a well-balanced selection of Spanish and Hispanic American literature within the teaching of world literature.

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Author Biographies

Marjana Šifrar Kalan, University of Ljubljana

Es profesora titular de Didáctica de Español/lengua extranjera en el Departamento de Lenguas y Literaturas Romances en la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Liubliana. Es formadora de profesores de lenguas extranjeras y ha impartido cursos para profesores dentro de la Consejería Nacional de Educación de Eslovenia, el Centro Nacional de Exámenes de Eslovenia y el Centro de Educación Pedagógica de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Es (co)autora de varios libros y artículos sobre la enseñanza y el aprendizaje de una lengua extranjera. Ha escrito numerosas reseñas para los manuales de ELE para la enseñanza reglada en Eslovenia. Sus campos de investigación se refieren al aprendizaje/enseñanza de vocabulario, disponibilidad léxica, estrategias de aprendizaje, desarrollo de la expresión oral, examinación y evaluación, y formación de profesores.

Lucija Šarc

Lucija Šarc es profesora de esloveno y español licenciada por la Universidad de Ljubljana en 2017. Su trabajo final de máster versa sobre la presencia de la literatura española e hispanoamericana en los institutos de educación secundaria en Eslovenia.

Published
2017-12-08
How to Cite
Šifrar Kalan, M., & Šarc, L. (2017). The Presence of Spanish and Hispanic American Literature in Slovenian secondary Schools since 1945. Verba Hispanica, 25(1), 379-399. https://doi.org/10.4312/vh.25.1.379-399
Section
Didactic