Ten Years After
A History of Roma School Desegregation in Central and Eastern Europe
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: Central European University Press
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The Roma people of Central and Eastern Europe have long been the victims of systemic discrimination, segregation and social marginalization. A movement to . . .
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The writing of this book was possible due to the support of dedicated people. I initiated this project together with Mihai Surdu and Marius Taba. Mihai and Marius . . .
About the Roma Education Fund
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In the face of widespread and persistent segregation against Roma in schools, classrooms, and society at large, the Roma Education Fund offers grants, programs, . . .
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The number of Roma in Europe is estimated by the Council of Europe at between eight to twelve million, most of them living in Central and Eastern Europe. Estimates . . .
CHAPTER ONE Institutional Responses to Segregation:The Role of Governments and Non-Governmental Organizations
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In one of the pioneering texts on the issue of Roma education, Jean Pierre Liégeois comments on the value of education to Roma . . .
CHAPTER TWO Setting the Roma Policy Agenda:The Role of International Organizations in Combating School Segregation
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One important strategy employed by Roma and human rights activists to fight against segregation and to promote desegregation in Central and Eastern Europe . . .
CHAPTER THREE Judicial Policy Making: The Role of the Courts in Promoting School Desegregation
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Historically, courts played an important role in shaping public policies. Some authors define this process as “judicial policy making” consisting of “a choice . . .
Interview with Rumyan Russinov from Bulgaria
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Question: Thank you very much for agreeing to an interview. We have been talking with Romani activists at the forefront of the desegregation process in . . .
The Politics and Reality of Romani School Desegregation in Bulgaria
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The idea of the desegregation of Romani education in Eastern Europe originated in Bulgaria. There are at least two reasons for this: the first is the extent of . . .
Interview with Ivan Vesely from the Czech Republic
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Question: Let's start with the education of Roma during communism. What was the education of Roma like . . .
Education Policies in the Czech Republic
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In 1997, the de facto existence of ethnic segregation in the Czech school system was brought before the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic. This segregation . . .
Interview with Viktória Mohácsi from Hungary
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Question: My first questions are about how the authorities in Hungary dealt with minority education in the transition period. Were there schools and . . .
Roma School Desegregation Policies in Hungary
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The Hungarian public education system does not provide equal opportunities irrespective of race or cultural background. Moreover, the educational system is . . .
Interview with Costel Bercus from Romania
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Question: Let us start the discussion with the issue of Roma education under communism and in the transition period. What was the education of Roma . . .
Roma School Desegregation Policies in Romania
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In education, the best words to describe any progress are “not enough,” and, when talking about school desegregation, there is plenty of room for improvement. . . .
Interview with Klára Orgovánová from Slovakia
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Question: Looking at your career, you have been involved in quite a number of . . .
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This is not the history some readers may have expected. It is not focused on events, dates or characters. It is the history of a process that began ten years ago . . .
List of Contributors
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Page Count: 394
Publication Year: 2012