Charles University in Prague (CZECH REPUBLIC)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Pages: 6225-6230
ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
Conference name: 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 19-21 November, 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain
The key for stimulation and the healthy development of the Romany population in Europe and in the Czech Republic is the recovery of the relations between the majority population and the Romany minority. There are important conditions on the Romany side which have Romany children in gaining basic education, and the possibilities and attitudes of adolescents towards working and professional preparation, and as far as the adults are concerned, the willingness to further education and retraining under the changing conditions at the labour market and under the developing cultural conditions and claims brought by the development in the Czech Republic, in Europe and in the world. The progress in the level of education is a necessary condition for improving the way of life and satisfaction – and also for the living, for creating a positive relation to the social system in the country and in the close environment of Romany communities, for overcoming unfavourable development trends in the social sphere and in economy, in the living conditions.

The text of the paper is divided into three main parts:
1. Education is a part of the policy of solidarity of the EU for the support of the growth and employment
2. Education of Romanies is also the European problem
3. Characteristics of education of children from Romany communities
The third part which includes some selected phenomena from the region of educating Romanies and the possibilities of its improvement is the most important:
4. Children in the institutional education and in the alternative family care
5. Teacher assistants – carers
6. Pre-school education
7. Support of Romany pupils of secondary schools and university students
Czech Republic, Romanies, children and youth, European problem, labour market, education, improvement.