There has never been a clear definition and or well defined origin of the Roma/Travellers. There has however been attempts to the same leading being the classical historical synthesis suggested by Fraser (1992). His synthesis suggests that from the ninth century onward, a population of Indian origin started moving towards Europe bringing with them an Indian language. The 15th and 16th centuries saw a lot of persecution leading to these immigrants becoming disjointed. To this end the populations of different sizes are more or less assimilated in different European countries. Romanis have been known to have either been immersed by, or failed to displace, a local commercial nomadic or ‘Traveller’ minority where the population is very small. The English Romanichal Gypsies amongst others have continued to maintain both a Romani and a Traveller identity. The word ‘Gypsy’ (from ‘Egyptian’) has been theorized by many as a modest mistake with regards to their origins made by the Europeans. To this, even the Roma have tolerated or accepted. There has however been critics to the synthesis, this has mostly been advanced by Romani-speaking groups such as the German Sinte, who do not call themselves Roma, and secondly by radical social constructionist academics. The definition and or origins complexity, variety and difference of perspective have thus dominated the Roma/Gypsy/Traveller self-definition from the beginning, and any simplification of the above would only lead to more confusion and or disagreements.
The said Gypsy/Travellers and Roma communities have more often been considered to be Europe’s largest ethnic minority community (DCSF 2010). Research shows that children from these predominantly nomadic communities have a history o...
... middle of paper ...
...G.K. Bryce and W.M. Humes (eds.) Scottish Education; Post-Devolution, 2nd edition, (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press).
Liégeois, J.-P., 2007. Roma Education and Public Policy: A European Perspective. European
Education, 39(1), p.11-31. Available at: http://mesharpe.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.2753/EUE1056-4934390101.
Liegeois, Jean‐Pierre, 1998. School Provision for Ethnic Minorities: The Gypsy Paradigm,
Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press London: DCSF
UNICEF. 2007. Breaking the Cycle of Exclusion: Roma Children in South-East Europe.
Wilkinson, G., 2006. McSchools for McWorld? Mediating global pressures with a
McDonaldizing education policy response. Cambridge Journal of Education, 36(1), p.81-98. Available at: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&doi=10.1080/03057640500491088&magic=crossref.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Introduction According to the latest census in 2011 carried out by the National Statistics Office (2011) there were 105 738 Romas in Slovakia, which corresponds to the 2 % of the population as a whole. But this number is really distorting the reality. Carying out a survey on such a huge group of people, the whole country, has its disadvantages and issues. Over 7 % of the population has an unknown nationality, which is almost 400 000 citizens. The estimate of the project ATLAS of Roma communities in Slovakia (2013) the Roma minority comprises slightly over 7% of the whole population of the republic, which is about 402 000 persons.... [tags: geography, statistics, atlas of roma]
2090 words (6 pages)
- Introduction This report critically evaluates an incident, situating it in the context of Gypsy and Traveller education; the group highlighted as the ‘most at risk in the education system ' (DfES, 2003). Teacher professionalism and how this has developed over the preceding decades will be considered, along with the social, economic and political aspects affecting professionalism. Marketisation in the context of education is examined, and it is argued that that marketisation, by its very nature, excludes vulnerable ethnic minority groups; and that this exclusion from education has an impact on an educator’s pedagogy and practise.... [tags: Teacher, Education, School]
1563 words (4.5 pages)
- Roma High School is located in Starr County in South Texas and it is located right on the Rio Grande River. When I say it is located on the Rio Grande, I mean that its city streets run east and west less than 100 yards from the river. The school has a population of 1753 students enrolled at this time and employs over 140 teachers. My observations were mostly done in March in April but I was able to do one in January and another in February.( put in your dates) Overall, I was quite satisfied with what I saw and was able to learn a few things through the observation process.... [tags: High school, Education, Rio Grande, Area]
1965 words (5.6 pages)
- Introduction Romanticized in children’s stories and used as threats by parents to discipline their rowdy children, the term “gypsy” has always brought forth images of exotic, wild, unruly, bohemian lifestyles, considered heathen and ungodly in nature. Women in scantily clad clothes, reading fortunes into a crystal ball in elaborate wagons on wheels with musicians and tricksters around, gypsies were said to steal your children, women, and your money in the night. Even today, the term “gypped”, which dates back to 1899, is still used in casual conversation, perhaps with no knowledge of the origin, by many to mean “being robbed”.... [tags: outsiders, gypsy, india]
1210 words (3.5 pages)
- There are an increasing number of Singapore travellers who are going overseas for plastic surgeries, which contributes to the sharp rise of medical/wellness tourism. As Chan Brother Travel is a travel agency that provides tour packages for Singaporeans, it is important for them to have a better understanding of the Singaporeans’ current travel trends and behaviors, so that they are able to take advantage of the opportunities presented. The two trends that will be covered in this essay are the increase in demand for plastic surgery and the use of technology in plastic surgery sought by Singaporeans, which Chan Brother Travel should take note of.... [tags: Plastic surgery, Surgery, Hospital]
875 words (2.5 pages)
- Innovation – A Step by Step Solution to Improve Education This week the media was full of stories about the outrage regarding the severe cuts California is undergoing in the area of public education funding. California currently ranks 49th out of the 50 states in public school performance K-12. Most people are understandably perplexed about how we will improve school performance and close the achievement gap if we keep cutting the funding. A bit of a chicken and egg dilemma. The failing of our public schools across the US and particularly in urban areas has been a rant of mine for a long time.... [tags: Educationi]
1038 words (3 pages)
- The Need to Vaccinate Infants and Travellers Vaccinations are given in infancy and to travellers against various diseases that can kill but are preventable due to the modernisation of medicine. I have put together a brief over view of the need to administer such vaccines. The disease's that are vaccinated against in infancy are: diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, hib, measles, mumps, rubella and tuberculosis. Diphtheria is a serious disease that begins with a sore throat and can quickly cause breathing problems.... [tags: Free Essays]
422 words (1.2 pages)
- Roma Culture Romas, or Gypsy, have traveled all over the world starting from India, which is considered their origin however not proven, and ending up as far as Spain where their customs have influenced and changed modern day societies. These diasporas were not deliberate but rather forced on them due to their beliefs. Stereotypes have been created to make Romas look like thieves, which is where the phrase, “I’ve been gypped,” comes from. Gypsies were and still are easy to point out due to their dark skin and jet black hair making it easier to discriminate.... [tags: essays research papers]
648 words (1.9 pages)
- Deaf Education1 Coping with and Understanding the Deaf Student What is deafness. There are many definitions to the word "deaf." According to Stephen P. Quigley and Peter V. Paul in their book Language and Deafness (1984), "a child is considered deaf if hearing impairment is so great, even with good amplification, that vision becomes the child's main link to the world and main channel of communication." This is a general and relatively vague definition. Other definitions are based on the degree of hearing loss in terms of decibels (dB) ranging from mild to profound hearing loss.... [tags: Teaching Education]
2408 words (6.9 pages)
- Educations Importance An Institution of Thinkers Education is one of the most important things in modern America, but the reasons why learning is so important today is un-clear. Every modern country has a state run education system, which carries children in to there mid to late teens. The systems around the world are all quite similar, focusing on writing, math and reading, with other courses often being a second language and art. Though the systems are alike people from country to country and from town to town differ on the reasons why education is needed.... [tags: Teaching Education]
572 words (1.6 pages)
- Imagery of Warmth and Cold That Symbolize Imagination and Reality in Keats’ “The Eve of St. Agnes”
- Linear Quadratic Optimal Control System Design Using Evolutionary Algorithms
- It Takes Three: Gestational Surrogacy
- The United States and Latin America
- The Financial Impact of Technology on Service Delivery
- Preschool Learning Centers