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ERIC Number: ED522682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
Romanian Pupils at the Spanish Primary Schools: Continuities and Discontinuities between Former and Current Educational Experiences
Ion, Georgeta
Online Submission, International Journal of Instruction v4 n2 p193-210 Jul 2011
During the last few years, East-Europeans, predominantly Romanians, have become the second largest cultural minority in Catalonia (Spain). Spanish educational institutions now have students from more than twenty different cultures. This paper focuses on the educational background and the factors which characterize the educational experience of Romanian students prior to attending schools in Spain, and how this affects their experiences into Catalonian primary schools. Twenty seven interviews were undertaken, of Catalonian and Romanian teachers, of experts and parents from the host primary schools where the proportion of Romanian students was highest. Two focus-group sessions were carried out with school teachers from Romania. The analysis shows that there is some consistency between educational practices and values in Romania and the practices and values of the host schools. The ability of children to assimilate into the host school is directly influenced by their previous experience in the schools in their country of origin. (Contains 6 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Romania; Spain