Teacher’s needs as regards the educational processes of Roma migrant children in the Spanish educational system, Spain, FSG, December 2019 (EN/ES)

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Fundación Secretariado Gitano

Fundación Secretariado Gitano (FSG), December, 2019 (EN/ES)

This document has been drafted in the context of the Project MISTO AVILEAN!, whose main aim is to address the difficulties faced by Roma minors of Romanian origin to continue with their compulsory educational process when migrating with their families within the European Union borders. Specifically, the project is designed to tackle this challenge looking at the situation of the country of origin (Romania) and of two common destination Member States (Spain and France). To that end, it proposes developing a series of initiatives to open up a route to improved access to and permanence of Roma migrant boys and girls in their educational processes. This transnational collaboration between the organisations Terre des Hommes Romania
(TdH Ro), Terre des Hommes Europe (TdH EU), AFEJI France and Fundación Secretariado Gitano (FSG) plans to pursue:

  • A report on the barriers and obstacles faced by Roma migrant pupils and their families in accessing and remaining in the educational system of the destination country.
  • A report on the needs of teachers as regards the education of Roma children in a migration process in the educational system of the destination country.
  • A transnational cooperation mechanism and an exchange platform.
  • A training programme for teachers and professionals in the educational system.
  • An awareness‐raising campaign led by children themselves.
  • Political advocacy to facilitate the schooling of Roma pupils, as well as their permanence and successful completion in the educational system.

The programme has taken a qualitative methodological approach to identify the needs of teachers as regards the educational process of Roma migrant pupils in the classroom. To this end, it has conducted interviews with educational professionals, with a range of profiles, who play an important role in the compulsory education phase of children in six locations in Spain: Avilés, Badalona, Barcelona, Burgos, Oviedo and Valencia.