Roma inclusion: Overcoming inequalities for all in education

Quality initial learning, as well as lifelong learning, has an important influence on employability, health, civic and political participation for all. Adult education and the involvement of parents in different family education programs helps to increase parents' own skills, transform home learning environments and, indirectly, have an impact on children's academic success. Often minorities are fated to have lower expectations and therefore fewer opportunities to access quality education. Generally, Roma people have largely been doomed to social exclusion. Roma women face a triple discrimination – for being women, Roma and low-literate. In Spain, school-based successful educational actions, like Dialogic Literary Gatherings, promote inclusion and social cohesion. Roma students' gatherings in Spain year after year demonstrate more and more successful stories of Roma women reaching higher education with a lot of effort but also pride.

Details:

Thursday 27 August, 1-2.15pm

Room 713/714
Level 7, 100 Leicester Street
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
The University of Melbourne
PARKVILLE   VIC   3010

Please RSVP to jemcleod@unimelb.edu.au