Are Roma schoolchildren in Central Europe treated the right way? Many critics point to the segregation pattern seen in the over-representation of Roma kids in so-called ‘special schools’ or in the creation of Roma-only classes in ordinary state schools as to evidence of unjustified discrimination on ethnic basis. However, a recent Slovak court decision ordering immediate desegregation of the primary school in Šarišské Michaľany has come under fire from all sides for its alleged lack of realism and even reverse racism. To shed more light on this controversy, Oxford Czech and Slovak Society is bringing together an international panel of prominent specialists, practitioners and academics. Speakers include Laura Laubeová, Educational Psychologist and Sociologist, Charles University and University of Oxford;
Slávka Mačáková, Executive Director, ETP Slovakia; Judith Okely, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, University of Oxford; Tamás Szigeti, Human Rights Lawyer, Hungarian Civil Liberties Union
Markéta Šetinová, MPhil in Sociology Student, University of Oxford