ERIC Number: ED474428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Schools and Roma Education: A Review of Alternative Secondary School Models for the Education of Roma Children in Hungary. World Bank Regional Office Hungary NGO Studies.
Orsos, Eva Hegyesi; Bohn, Katalin; Fleck, Gabor; Imre, Anna
In recent years, a number of experiments have been undertaken in Hungary with alternative approaches to secondary school education for Roma children. This report examines six different institutions that have attempted to help Roma children make the transition from basic to secondary school, and to improve their performance and future opportunities in education and in the labor market. Characteristics of the schools and their approaches can be incorporated into mainstream public schools and/or schools which focus on education for Roma students and other disadvantaged groups. Many of the ingredients of success identified in the study, including involving parents, supporting students outside of the classroom, and incorporating multicultural approaches to education have the potential to improve the quality and inclusiveness of education systems as a whole, to the benefit of the entire population. The report is divided into five chapters: (1) "Introduction and Background"; (2) "Institutional Background"; (3) "Student Profiles"; (4) "School Performance"; and (5) "Conclusions." (Contains 9 tables, 1 figure, and 17 references.) (Author/BT)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Case Studies, Cultural Context, Educational Research, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Education, Profiles, School Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Student Needs
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Hungary