Problems Following the Education of Roma Children in Their Free Movement and Their Attempts for Asylum

  • Alketa Bulku ’Bajram Curri’’ middle school

Abstract

Immigration is a growing phenomenon in the recent years with its characteristics on the social groups which are mainly involved and with its impact on the educational level of children also. The life of Roma children is associated with a lot of economic and social problems. They often move inside or outside the country for a more normal life. Frequent changes have their own psycho-social impact on children, as the most sensitive category of the society. They often suffer the long-term consequences which influence the progress of their education and future. Multicultural education and inclusive education are considered to be a good opportunity for marginalised groups offering equal education opportunities in the destination country the same as in their native country, but still they come across some difficulties. This is a qualitative research which aims at giving an analysis about the impact of immigration on the multicultural education and on the inclusion of children within the education system. What happens to these children once in the destination countries and how do they adapt their old experience? What is the impact of this transition on their emotions? The case study was performed through the: theoretical study of the phenomenon, monitoring, students, parents, educators and focus groups’ interviews. This study is focused on the primary and low secondary school students. This study introduces some evidence provided by children, educators and parents, proving that returning back to your home country does only enrich their life experience. It does not have a clear positive effect on their education and inclusion to the education process.
Published
Dec 1, 2016
How to Cite
BULKU, Alketa. Problems Following the Education of Roma Children in Their Free Movement and Their Attempts for Asylum. European Journal of Social Science Education and Research, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 4, p. 8-20, dec. 2016. ISSN 2312-8429. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejser/article/view/876>. Date accessed: 22 mar. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26417/ejser.v8i1.p8-20.