In contrast to majority populations, Roma children often find themselves in poorer quality, segregated facilities, where the environment, infrastructure and educational services are substandard and impede Roma children from reaching their full potential. Schools in Central and South East Europe (CSEE) frequently do not provide child-friendly, culturally sensitive, and inclusive learning environments, which are basic to promoting the educational achievement of all children, especially Roma children.
Quality education is broadly understood to incorporate the opportunity for both effective cognitive learning, together with opportunities for creative and emotional development. To meet these expectations, education for Roma children must encompass:
• A broad, relevant and inclusive curriculum.
• Rights based and learning and assessment.
• A child friendly, safe and healthy environment.