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Garaz, Stela; Torotcoi, Simona – European Education, 2017
This article explores how elitist elements are preserved within an expanding higher education. It analyzes whether the choice of field of study may be one of these elements and focuses on the case of Roma students in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The analysis reveals that Roma in the region are not only underrepresented in higher education in…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Labor Market
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Alexiadou, Nafsika; Norberg, Anders – European Education, 2017
This article analyzes the Swedish Strategy for Roma Inclusion. Drawing on interviews and documentary materials produced around the Strategy by official sources and Roma organizations, we describe its background, rationale, and evolution, as well as the rifts it has revealed around the issues of minority representation and the framing of inclusion.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Educational Policy, Inclusion
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Dunajeva, Jekatyerina – European Education, 2017
Historically, schools have been homogenizing institutions that often disadvantaged people of color and ethnic and religious minorities. In this article I examine Roma education in Hungary, focusing on (re)production of racial identities and the negotiation of ethnic labels. I distinguish two models of education as they relate to ideas of…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Inclusion, Educational Attainment, Educational History
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Miškolci, Jozef; Kovácová, Lucia; Kubánová, Martina – European Education, 2017
Based on a social constructivist theoretical framework, this research study examines how the design of proinclusive educational policies and the general public construct the Roma students and parents in Slovakia. For this purpose, data from two selected educational policies and five focus groups conducted in five regions in Slovakia were analyzed.…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Policy, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries
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Messing, Vera – European Education, 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…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Racial Segregation
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Klenk, Hazel – European Education, 2017
This article draws on research with a group of refugee women who attend English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) classes at a community center in London. It considers the role education can play in their social integration processes, employing an approach that has been developed from feminist notions of empowerment and social practice…
Descriptors: Refugees, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Females
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Chinga-Ramirez, Carla – European Education, 2017
This article explores how some minority pupils' self-definition as "foreigners" leads to their inability to also consider themselves diligent and talented pupils in the Norwegian school. The minority pupils' self-definition as "foreigners" creates binary understandings of being a diligent and conscientious pupil, a definition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Group Students, Foreign Students, Self Concept
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North, Amy – European Education, 2017
This article is concerned with the literacy learning experiences of a group of female migrant domestic workers from Nepal and India who participated in weekly literacy support sessions at the Migrant Resource Centre in London. The article draws on qualitative research to explore the women's engagement with different forms of learning, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Learning Experience, Migrant Workers
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Fassetta, Giovanna; Imperiale, Maria Grazia; Frimberger, Katja; Attia, Mariam; Al-Masri, Nazmi – European Education, 2017
This article discusses an action research study that involved the design and delivery of an online training course for teachers of Arabic to speakers of other languages in the Gaza Strip (Palestine). Grounded in Freirean pedagogy, the course aimed to respond to the employment needs of university graduates by creating opportunities for online…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Teacher Education, Electronic Learning
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Ozer, Y. Yesim; Komsuoglu, Aysegul; Atesok, Z. Ozde – European Education, 2017
The unexpected and vast Syrian refugee crisis with an ever-growing number of young Syrians appears to be one of the greatest challenges for the Turkish education system. While low enrollment rates are alarming, the dual system that emerged in the urban settings creates a main challenge to a comprehensive and supportive education system and…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Foreign Countries, Refugees, Enrollment Rate
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Streitwieser, Bernhard; Brueck, Lukas; Moody, Rachel; Taylor, Margaret – European Education, 2017
By the close of 2015, roughly 890,000 new refugees had arrived in Germany, more than half fleeing the ongoing Syrian Civil War. While Germany had been accustomed to heavy migration streams since the end of the Second World War, the speed of the refugee influx was unexpected. Federal, state, and municipal governments and German civil society,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Higher Education, Universities
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Yemini, Miri – European Education, 2017
Intractable conflicts are usually defined as long-lasting, violent, intergroup ones perceived as having no foreseen solutions. Such conflicts heavily affect the societies involved, which invest massive resources in all issues related to the conflict, including various educational elements. Regardless of the context of national conflict,…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Conflict, Foreign Countries
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Trahar, Sheila – European Education, 2017
Experiences as a Work Package leader on a European Union project on internationalization of higher education in Israel motivated the author to use her research on internationalization and university teaching experiences in various countries to facilitate the Israeli partners to interrogate their pedagogical practices. Supported to engage in a…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Social Justice, Teaching Experience
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Dryden-Peterson, Sarah; Reddick, Celia – European Education, 2017
This article explores how resettled refugees' aspirations cultivated through education collide with postschooling realities. We find that post-graduation barriers of financial insecurity, housing insecurity, violence and discrimination, and lack of critical awareness of unequal opportunity structures stand in the way of resettlement aspirations.…
Descriptors: Refugees, Land Settlement, Barriers, Financial Problems
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Maringe, Felix; Ojo, Emmanuel; Chiramba, Otilia – European Education, 2017
This article argues that there are disjunctures between theory and practice related to the integration of refugee students in higher education. Using a theoretical approach, the article explores policy and approaches to refugee integration and identifies the causes of the theory-practice disjunctures. It suggests a framework that other researchers…
Descriptors: Trauma, Higher Education, Refugees, Theory Practice Relationship
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