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Education - A Key to the Integration of Minorities: Focus on the Roma Community in Macedonia

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Author Marjan Mladenovski
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 153-160
Volume No. 3
Issue No. 2
Issue Date March 01, 2013
Publishing Date March 01, 2013
Keywords Education, Roma, Students



Abstract

In this paper, an accent was given to trends in participation and completion of the educational process of the Roma students in all levels of the education system in the Republic of Macedonia. Dynamics are forwarded based on official data sources, primarily the State Statistical Office of Macedonia, on which an analysis of the educational inclusion of the Roma has been made. Apart from the participation of the Roma population in all stages of education: from preschool to high school, there are problems that have been located which are faced by the Roma students in each educational level. The conclusion that arises with regard to education at all levels of the Roma in Macedonia, is that the trend of improving the situation is slowly but certainly moving in a positive direction. This is particularly noticeable during the enrollment, but in the next years it will be visible in the increasing number of the Roma who have completed appropriate education level. Besides the general engagement of the Government in improving the educational status of all citizens in Macedonia, the essential role of positive discrimination against the Roma students must be underlined. Despite this, it must be said that the authorities must work harder to accelerate and facilitate the educational integration of the Roma communities. This would reduce the traditionally large gap between the Roma and all others in the educational sphere, and it would increase overall social integration of this community.


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