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Cristina Maria Pescaru ()
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Cristina Maria Pescaru: Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Craiova

Articles R.U.S., 2018, vol. XIV, issue 2, 120-129

Abstract: School abandonment is a serious problem faced by the contemporary society; school has become to be abandoned, above all, because today it does not matter in the hierarchs, it is not perceived as a value in itself; both children and pupils no longer think of school as a future. The effects of school dropout show that this type of behavior is considered particularly serious. First, those who abandon school do not have the professional qualification indispensable for the socio-economic integration, nor the moral and civic formation necessary for the exercising the parent and the citizen role of a community. Secondly, with no qualifications, those who drop out of school are the future unemployed and represent, in a medium and long term, the source of social and loss-making difficulties that exceed the investment required by the initial training. Our article analyzes the school drop out among Roma children from several general perspectives on the education of Roma children. A first perspective, which could be called the socio-economic one, attempts to explain the poor school attendance of Roma children as a direct consequence of the poverty situation in which a large part of this population is found. A second type of approach, related to the ethnic stereotypes, explains the reduced school participation of the Roma through cultural differences, by their different lifestyles.

Keywords: school dropout; Roma ethnicity; education; interculture; school integration. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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