THE UNMAKING OF ROMA STUDENTS: CONTRIBUTING FROM A CRITICAL AND ENGAGED ETHNOGRAPHY

Kitti Baracsi

Abstract


In this study, the focus is put on the process by which the different educational actors – in this case mostly teachers – produce the image of Roma students and how a critical and engaged ethnography can show how ideas related to Roma culture, identity and integration play a role in the making of Roma students.  Through this we can understand more thoroughly how the processes through which the categories that are meant to interpret the complexity of social processes or bring about positive changes become instruments that actually reinforce discriminative practices.

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Roma students; education; engaged ethnography; collaborative research; teacher narratives

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