EDUCATION AND THE STIGMATIC PROBLEMS OF THE POLISH ROMA (Edukacja a problemy stygmatyzacji polskich Romów)
The authoress would like to show the readers the situation of stigmatic minority - in the context of educational defeats and successes throughout the communist era, till the nowadays. She presents the state education policy toward the Roma in the 1990s, which transform from 'Romani classes' into integrated classes, and 'The Government Pilot Program for the Romani Community in Malopolska Province for the Years 2001-2003'. She also describes the results of case study research, conducted in Parish Primary Romani School in Suwalki (2007) - the only ethnic school in Poland for Romani children. In this article the authoress reveals essential problems, such as ineffective social policy, issue of economic hardship of many Romani families, the barriers of adaptation in Polish school system, also the lack of multicultural consciousness among teachers and still existing in Poland Gypsy stereotypes.
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