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, Volume 50, Issue 3, pp 402–429 | Cite as

The Romany States of Education in Turkey: A Qualitative Study

  • Gökhan Kılıçoğlu
  • Derya Yılmaz Kılıçoğlu
Article

Abstract

This multiple case study aims to analyze education and living conditions of Romany students, their families, and their relation with the school. The study consists of three schools in İzmir, where mostly Romany students are educated. Study group consists of fifteen participants in total, three school staff, one student from the secondary level and one parent from each school chosen by criterion sampling. Semi-structured interviews, observation notes, and documents are utilized in the study. Lives of the Romany which have turned into cultural destiny, how students reproduce the lives of their families and the role of school in this reproduction are revealed.

Keywords

The Romany students Gypsy Reproduction School–society relationship Disadvantaged group 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gökhan Kılıçoğlu
    • 1
  • Derya Yılmaz Kılıçoğlu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Turkish and Social Sciences Education, Faculty of EducationEskisehir Osmangazi UniversityEskisehirTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Educational SciencesEskisehir Osmangazi UniversityEskisehirTurkey

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