The Children's Rights, Multiculturalism and Their Implementation for the Education of Roma Children

Ndricim Mehmeti, Bedri Kola


One of the most significant concerns not only for Albania but even beyond, is the consideration of educational, social, political and economic rights of the Roma community in the locations where they live. Albania has a presence a Roma community in some of its regions, especially in the capital and in its major cities. The principles of multiculturalism, education and the rights of Roma children, naturally, have undergone significant changes in the period after 1990, in Albania. Ministry of Education in cooperation with national and international organizations in compliance with the most essential documents of the Council of Europe, the European Union and others has undertaken a series of initiatives, to facilitate, encourage and promote educational and cultural values of this community. Certainly, there have been problems, delays of some reforms and its measures, but however there has been a good will to move things forward. There are, still, representation problems by the Roma Community associations, and related issues regarding ways of handling educational rights by the local government units and other related bodies. This article provides an overview of the main educational issues of the Roma Community including the role of institutions, teachers and pupils.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2015.v4n2s2p182

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