Zahraničná inšpirácia pre vzdelávanie rómskych detí – teoretická perspektíva
Foreign Inspiration for the Education of Roma Children – a Theoretical Perspective
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This theoretical paper deals with the specific issues of education of minority children from socially disadvantaged environments. Its main focus is on the education of African American children, because they are a clearly different minority and often socially disadvantaged, similar to Roma children in Czech society. The aim of this paper is to summarise specific characteristics of these children in relation to their education and the ways they are dealt with in the U.S. context, and then find inspiration for the education of similarly disadvantaged children here. The paper stresses the reasons children from minorities tend to be less successful at school than their counterparts from white middle class families: their excessive segregation in special schooling and ‘poor schools’, the social construction of their failure, and their language education.
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