ERIC Number: ED247060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Training of Teachers of Gypsy Children. Council of Europe Teachers' Seminar (20th Donaueschingen, Federal Republic of Germany, June 20-25, 1983).
The seminar reported here was held to discuss the educational problems specific to gypsy children and to identify the principal elements of their culture and history with which teachers in Western Europe should become acquainted. Attended by gypsy representatives, teachers, teacher trainers, inspectors of education and ministerial representatives from eight European states, the seminar also allowed comparison of the schooling problems of other nomads. Discussion focused on gypsy illiteracy, the cultural inappropriateness of gypsy schooling, the place for gypsy culture in education, the environment as a determining factor in schooling, and teacher training. The seminar report includes summaries of two introductory addresses which deal with the schooling of gypsy children and the relationship of local and regional authorities to gypsies. Summaries of three talks given by gypsy representatives, which dealt with socio-educational problems of gypsy and nomad children and the responsibility of teachers of those children, are also included. The report further contains reports of two study groups on gypsy culture, environment, stereotypes, teacher training, and schooling and on schooling of nomadic Lapp children in Norway and of gypsy children in France, Sweden, and Italy. Finally, 13 recommendations regarding the education of gypsy children conclude the report. (SB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, Culture Contact, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Illiteracy, Life Style, Multicultural Education, Nomads, Social Problems, Stereotypes, Teacher Education, Teacher Responsibility, Transient Children
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers: Europe; Gypsies; Lapps