False starts: The exclusion of Romani children from primary education in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia

False starts: The exclusion of Romani children from primary education in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia

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Index Number: EUR 05/002/2006
Date Published: 16 November 2006
Categories: Europe And Central Asia

This report focuses on the lack of access to primary education in three countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Croatia and Slovenia. Too often, Romani children in these countries do not attend school, or do so only intermittently, and fail to complete primary education. Some are segregated in "Roma only" groups or classes, where they are offered a reduced curriculum. Racist attitudes and prejudice are prevalent, even among some teachers and educators working with Romani children.


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