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ERIC Number: EJ970843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1740-2743
Institutional Racism? Roma Children, Local Community and School Practices
Zachos, Dimitris
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v10 n1 p53-66 Apr 2012
This article tries to discuss the conditions Roma pupils face within the Greek educational system. In the first part, through a brief history of Roma groups in Greece followed by a short analysis of their legal status and leaving conditions, I attempt to present a critical approach in Romani Studies. Thereafter, using Institutional Racism as a lens and based on official documents and secondary data, I am trying to make a concise analysis of the educational policy of the Greek state towards Roma pupils. In the second part, based on an ethnographic research in a Greek primary school, I investigate the influence of the local Greek authorities, local communities and school personnel on Roma origin pupils' education. (Contains 13 footnotes and 2 tables.)
Institute for Education Policy Studies. University of Northampton, School of Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. Tel: +44-1273-270943; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece