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ERIC Number: EJ917855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1056-4934
Students' Perception of the "Others" in Ethnic Separated School Systems: Implications for Education
Nedelcu, Anca; Iucu, Romita; Ciolan, Lucian
European Education, v42 n4 p69-86 Win 2010-2011
This article analyzes qualitative data obtained from focus groups with students learning in schools with a majority and minority language of instruction from Estonia, Latvia, Romania, and Slovakia. The focus groups were developed within the framework of the project "Divided Education, Divided Citizens?" conducted by the Network of Education Policy Centres in eight countries of East-Central Europe and Central Asia. Although students who took part speak positively about diversity, they nevertheless exhibit a range of outgroup biases and self-enhancement constructions. Such intergroup perceptions are described in conjunction with the students' assumptions concerning citizenship, ethnic culture, and history, and conclusions are drawn as to the policy relevance of the findings. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Estonia; Latvia; Romania; Slovakia