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ERIC Number: EJ1147302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8055
Reclaiming Adolescence: A Roma Youth Perspective
Bhabha, Jacqueline; Fuller, Arlan; Matache, Margareta; VranjeĊĦevic, Jelena; Chernoff, Miriam C.; Spasic, Boris; Ivanis, Jelena
Harvard Educational Review, v87 n2 p186-224 Sum 2017
In this article, the authors present data gathered in the Reclaiming Adolescence research project, which investigated the educational hardships of Roma youth by comparing their experiences with their non-Roma peers' in Belgrade, Serbia. Serious inequalities in access to secondary and tertiary education affect the life and career opportunities of Romani adolescents in Europe. Yet, despite a plethora of reports and surveys on this topic, the views of young Roma themselves remain undocumented. This article reports on research that addresses this lacuna in terms of both substantive findings and methodological innovation. Using participatory research techniques and focusing on the young people's voices, the authors reveal the direct impact of experiences of discrimination on Romani students' educational and career choices. Youth-based participatory approaches and support for youth leadership emerge as key tools to building robust and sustained adolescent investment in social and political change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Serbia
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