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Removing the barrier: Challenges and opportunities for advancing Roma education in Central and Eastern Europe

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After centuries of discrimination, segregation, and poverty in Central and Eastern Europe, the Decade of Roma Inclusion (2005-2015) holds promise that Roma are in the midst of finally receiving adequate attention from the international community to improve their standards of living by stimulating the demand for education. While this increase in educational initiatives is both extremely exciting and critical for the future of the Roma population, education policies must be comprehensive in design in order to address the entire situation at hand. This paper analyzes the economic, cultural, and social barriers to educational demand for the Roma in Central and Eastern Europe in order to question the effectiveness of current policy and programs. Using the examples of the two Roma Education Fund programs, policies that only aim to alleviate some of the barriers to education may ultimately fail to produce worthwhile results in the end. A sound policy solution needs to be comprehensive in design, it must be aimed at gradual change, and, given the nature of the political context, the policy must be paired with government and/or NGO accountability actions.

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Roma, Eastern Europe
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McConnell, Christin. "Removing the barrier: Challenges and opportunities for advancing Roma education in Central and Eastern Europe" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 53rd Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina, Mar 21, 2009 <Not Available>. 2014-11-29 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p302858_index.html>

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McConnell, C. , 2009-03-21 "Removing the barrier: Challenges and opportunities for advancing Roma education in Central and Eastern Europe" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 53rd Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina <Not Available>. 2014-11-29 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p302858_index.html

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Abstract: After centuries of discrimination, segregation, and poverty in Central and Eastern Europe, the Decade of Roma Inclusion (2005-2015) holds promise that Roma are in the midst of finally receiving adequate attention from the international community to improve their standards of living by stimulating the demand for education. While this increase in educational initiatives is both extremely exciting and critical for the future of the Roma population, education policies must be comprehensive in design in order to address the entire situation at hand. This paper analyzes the economic, cultural, and social barriers to educational demand for the Roma in Central and Eastern Europe in order to question the effectiveness of current policy and programs. Using the examples of the two Roma Education Fund programs, policies that only aim to alleviate some of the barriers to education may ultimately fail to produce worthwhile results in the end. A sound policy solution needs to be comprehensive in design, it must be aimed at gradual change, and, given the nature of the political context, the policy must be paired with government and/or NGO accountability actions.


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