Expectations of roma parents to Drosero Xanthis for their children’s education and their future (Bachelor thesis)

Τσαμαδιά, Γεωργία/ Tsamadia, Georgia

The present study aims to investigate the expectations of Roma parents especially, the expectations of Roma mothers, for their children’s education and generally their future. The main aims of this research are to examine the reasons why they cannot realize in practice their expectations and to research if they adopt a particular method in their children’s upbringing and education at home. This research was addressed to three generations of related Muslim, Roma, Turkish-speaking women, who are grandmothers, mothers and daughters. My research was carried out in a gypsy, Muslim, Turkish-speaking settlement which is named Drosero in Thrace. The research was structured according to the qualitative research approach. The data collection tool of the research consisted of semistructured interview questions. The Roma women were interviewed by me, in their houses. The outcome of the research was analyzed using the content analysis technique. The interview questions were based on their origin, their relocation and settlement in Drosero, their educational status, their work and working hours, their children’s education, the role of school in their value system, the racism in their settlement and beyond, the relationships with their parents and parents – in – law, the role of marriage and family in their lives etc. According to the findings, it seems that although Roma mothers recognize the importance of education in their lives, especially in their children’s lives, they cannot support in practice their expectations because of a number of social, political, economic, educational and linguistic factors. As the outcomes were scrutinized, this research concluded that Gypsy mothers cannot have expectations for their children’s education because they will never be able to realize them.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης. Σχολή Επιστημών Αγωγής. Τμήμα Επιστημών της Εκπαίδευσης στην Προσχολική Ηλικία
Subject classification: Romanies--Education--Greece--Thrace
Multicultural education
Race discrimination
Keywords: Προσδοκίες,Εκπαίδευση,Ρομά,Γυναίκες,Μητέρες,Δροσερό,Expectations,Education,Roma,Women,Mothers,Drosero
URI: https://repo.lib.duth.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/10424

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