Slovakia: A tale of two schools: Segregating Roma into special education in Slovakia

Index Number: EUR 72/007/2008

Almost all the pupils at the primary “special school” in Pavlovce nad Uhom, eastern Slovakia, are Roma. The school is intended for children who have mental disabilities. This case study details how the Romani children are placed in the special school erroneously. Amnesty International calls on the Government of Slovakia to ensure that Romani culture is included in the formal school curriculums and for the development of a comprehensive plan of action to ensure the full integration of Romani children in mainstream education.

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