Equality in the making? Roma and Traveller Minority Policies and Basic Education in Three Nordic Countries

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The article examines policies intended to promote the basic education of Roma and Traveller minorities in Finland, Sweden, and Norway by analysing key national Roma and Traveller policy (n = 5) and education policy documents (n = 3). Analysis shows how the Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian Roma policies translate the general policy aims of improving the social positioning of people identifying as Roma consistently into policy measures responding to the special needs of Roma pupils. These policy measures are validated by problem representations regarding Roma parents and families. All the policies also problematise the relationship between Roma and Traveller cultures and schools. It is argued that the focuses of the current policy measures constrain opportunities for a change in terms of equality.
Originalspråkengelska
TidskriftScandinavian Journal of Educational Research
Volym64
Utgåva1
Sidor (från-till)52-69
Antal sidor18
ISSN0031-3831
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 2 jan 2020
MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad

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