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Thursday, 4 November 2010

November Podcast: The Roma Education Deficit

In this month's Brain Candy Podcast, the spotlight falls on the Roma community's education deficit.

At the Council of Europe's Roma summit on 20 October, the organisation's  Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland said improving the education of Roma children should be a priority for Europe.

The Roma activist Nicolae Gheorghe reveals that up to 40% of Roma children do not go to school, whilst Costel Bercus, chairman of the Roma Education Fund gives the background to the de facto discrimination at work in schools. He also explains  the incentives offered to Roma parents to keep their children in 'special schools.'



The podcast features a range of speakers such as Gwendolyn Albert, Tina Hyder and Arthur Ivatts. They discuss innovative Roma-sensitive schools policies in the United Kingdom, the importance of pre-school facilities and the work of the newly formed International Task Force For The Education of Roma.  



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  1. He also explains the incentives offered to Roma parents to keep their children in 'special schools.'

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