Beyond Inclusion: Reconsidering Policies, Curriculum, and Pedagogy for Roma Students

Maja Miskovic, Svjetlana Curcic


This paper investigates the policies and politics of including European Roma students in mainstream educational systems within the context of two European Union (EU) policies: the Decade of Roma Inclusion (2005-2015) and EU National Roma Integration Strategies (2013-2020). Drawing on the scholarship about inclusion and its practical achievements, we examine the tensions between policy planning and policy implementation. We conclude that there is a discrepancy between what inclusion represents in current educational discourse and how inclusive efforts are working (or not) for Roma students.


European Roma students, European Union policy, inclusion, curriculum for minority, educational policy for minority

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