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ERIC Number: EJ1178748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1056-4934
Histories of Romani Education in Slovakia: A Kazamian Perspective
New, William S.; Kyuchukov, Hristo; Samko, Milan
European Education, v50 n2 p185-200 2018
Using the critical work of Andreas Kazamias on the history and methods of comparative education as conceptual framework, we investigate the education (over a 200-year period) of the Slovak Roma. We position our story as paradigmatic of the dual processes of enlightenment and obscurantism with which we are familiar in thinking about the history of racial violence. The article describes the encounter of a young British doctor, Richard Bright, with Roma and Slovaks in 1814, and explores the Enlightenment thinking about Roma in specific, and race in general, in Bright's travelogue. We juxtapose these historical investigations with qualitative findings from research conducted recently in the same region of Slovakia. Our goal is to show that Kazamias's calls for a return to the historical in educational research, and greater attention to the "paideia of the soul," have relevance in considering the discouraging past and present of Roma in Slovak schools and society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Slovakia
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