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ERIC Number: EJ1132588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1056-4934
Differentiation in the Making: Consequences of School Segregation of Roma in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia
Messing, Vera
European Education, v49 n1 p89-103 2017
This article examines how various forms of ethnic segregation in education affect everyday life and future aspirations of Roma youth in three Central and Eastern European countries: the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia. It draws on a comparative European investigation about the diverging experiences and paths of ethnic minority youth in Europe (EDUMIGROM). The article investigates how segregation actually comes about in Central and Eastern Europe and looks at ways in which various forms of separation shape the everyday experiences and future aspirations of youth through the lenses of 14-15-year-old Roma students and their teachers. It reveals that studying in segregated Roma schools limits young Romas' chances for further education and deprives them of interethnic social networks. Meanwhile, studying in segregated classes of ethnically mixed schools has a devastating effect on the development of young people's identity, self-esteem, and interethnic relationships.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic; Hungary; Slovakia
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