From Segregation to the Equality of Opportunity - The Chances of the Gypsy Children in the World of the Hungarian Education System

According to the previous EU reports about Hungary: "the officially acknowledged 12 minorities integrated into the Hungarian society, the situation of the Hungarian gypsy minority remains difficult. The territorial layout of the gypsy population is more or less matched by the rural areas, where high rate of unemployment, segregation, inner peripherial situation, and limitless social conflicts are present. In order to meet the above mentioned social-economic challenges it is important that the channels of the improving of cultural capital should run parallel with the characteristics of the local societies. It is important, that with the help of the educational mobilisation programmes the difficulties surfacing due to the social coexistence can be decreaded and the exacerbating social and ethnic conflicts can be dealt with." An important aim of the educational projects is to broaden the possibility of obtaining knowledge concerning social issues and citizenship, prevent the conflicts among clusters due to the social coexistence, strengthen the institutional cooperation, division of labour and to provide a "lifelong-learning" perspective to the groups that fall behind.


Issue Date:
2008
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/47543
Page range:
156-162
Total Pages:
7




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