The Roma and Education: Solution Finding in Bohemian and Slovak Conditions
Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM
Romowie i edukacja: czeskie i słowackie rozwiązania
The text focuses on analytical opinions of politicians about the education of Romany children and on comparing democratization in education with autocratism when trying to solve the so-called Romany problem. The idea of establishing boarding schools for Romany children is an example of a non-systemic and unilateral solution. According to certain European and domestic politicians, this method is a positive solution. However, the author and many specialists in Romology believe that this approach is discriminatory and assimilative as it is not compatible with the traditions of the Romany culture or the principles of humanist and democratic pedagogy. As an alternative to unilateral formations, let us mention the project of an all-day educational system that has been developing in Slovakia with the support of European funds at the Methodological Center in Prešov.
the Roma, education, boarding school, assimilation, inclusion, the politics of democracy, the politics of autocracy
Studia Edukacyjne, nr 25, 2013, s. 269-282