Portuguese Ciganos: school and social change
Keywords:Portuguese Ciganos/Gypsies, education, educational inequalities, ethnography, schools
Compliance with compulsory schooling, school success and control of school drop-out are far from being achieved targets in Portugal for Portuguese Roma (Ciganos) children and youth. The importance of schooling is now clearer, from the point of view of the State, which regulates the access of all to the public education system, or from the families who recognize its importance as an essential resource for effective citizenship. In this article, from an ethnographic approach, on the one hand, the continuity of reproduction of social inequalities in relation to Ciganos will be evidenced, and, on the other hand, the ongoing processes of change that show that, in relation to the school, Ciganos experience challenges, facing changes from within and outside of school.
Authors who publish in this Journal must agree the following terms and conditions:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the Journal the right to first publication, while simultaneously agreeing to a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to share their work on condition that they cite the original author(s) and recognise that the latter’s work was first published in this Journal.
- Authors are authorised to enter into additional contracts separately, for non-exclusive distribution of the version of the work that is published in this Journal (e.g. publication in an institutional repository or as a book chapter), subject to recognition of initial publication in this Journal.