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Pages: 5025-5029
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-5617-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2016.2273

Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain

EDUCATION OF ROMA MINORITY IN ALBANIA. NEW CHALLENGES

G. Bardeli1, E. Golemi2

1"Luigj Gurakuqi" University (ALBANIA)
2European University of Tirana (ALBANIA)
The existence of minorities in Albania part of cultural heritage. Roma minority is a linguistic minority located mainly in urban areas. Studies today show that the growth rate of the Roma population in Albania is 3% higher compared to other countries in the region. Albanian Government, to guarantee fundamental rights and freedoms of minorities, has ratified the most important instruments, in order to provide not only the recognition and protection of minority rights, but also to provide concrete measures to inclusion and integration into public life.
The aim of this study is to show that the education of the Roma community is a factor that shows the development and sustainability of the country in the context of EU integration but, above all, to highlight the necessity of education of this community. Low levels of education of the Roma minority in comparison to the rest of society leads to poverty and socio-economic burden for the country in the future.
The focus of this study will be analyzing factors that indicate a low level of education of this community as living in conditions of extreme poverty, migration, lack of having identity documents and low educational level of parents. Given that the level of the educational process illiteracy of the Roma minority still remains high the Albanian government has developed in collaboration with the Programme for United Nations Development (UNDP) the "National Strategy for improving the living conditions of the Roma minority" with the intention to integrate the Roma community and to ensure progress regarding their education. The document was ambitious and aimed improving the quality of the teaching process.
We will examine the progress in four key areas provided in this document as a) improving the quality of teaching and learning; b) investing in pre-university education; c) reforming and strengthening management capacities, d) capacity building and human resource development. We are going to highlight the effectiveness of policies pursued by our country in the implementation of the strategy in education and the obstacles faced by the institutions responsible for implementation policies and strategies, taking into consideration the difficulties faced by the children themselves and Roma families in their children's education.
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G. Bardeli, E. Golemi (2016) EDUCATION OF ROMA MINORITY IN ALBANIA. NEW CHALLENGES, INTED2016 Proceedings, pp. 5025-5029.
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