SCHOOL DROPOUT OF ROMA IN ROMANIA
Between antigypsyism, the socio – economic dysfunction of the
Romanian educational system and educational success
The present research paper aims to analyse in a qualitative manner the main and specific causes of school dropout in young Roma (including age, culture, economical status – poverty, social discrimination, infrastructure). Our purpose is to explore the phenomenon of school drop-out or early school-leaving as well as to identify its reasons among disadvantaged youth aged 14– 22, who failed to complete lower and/or upper secondary education, including of young people who dropped school to raise a family. In addition, the research includes 3 interviews with successful young Roma that are at postgraduate level (faculty, master and PhD) in order to analyse the educational success in a comparative manner.
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