Roma Children in Segregated Education: Parents and Children Testimonials
This publication is elaborated as part of the DARE Net project, aiming to raise public awareness about school segregation of Roma children and on the importance of quality and equal education.
In the following pages, one will find several descriptions of school situations in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Greece, Romania and Hungary, as well as statements from pupils, their parents or individuals experiencing segregation. Some of the cases described were brought to the attention of national and even regional courts.
The purpose of this publication is to demonstrate the extremely negative effects of school segregation by directly observing the experiences of those directly affected by the phenomenon. Roma students, former Roma students, and their parents who agreed to share their experiences describe how they perceived segregation at that time, how they perceive it now, how was and what the impact on their lives has been after being placed in a segregated environment.
In some cases, the interviewees describe how they went through the process of desegregation and level of acceptance of such a process, both among non-Roma teachers and parents, but also within the Roma community.
The partner organizations in the project would like to express their gratitude and acknowledgement to all people who agreed to openly discuss their experience of school segregation."
The brochure is available in English (PDF)
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.