Roma identity under construction - At Gandhi - Minority school in Hungary

Janus Munk, Line Bahner, Lisa Callesen & Rebekah Prole

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


How can attending a minority school affect the social and cultural identity of the Roma students in Hungary? The historical background of the country and the Roma is taken into consideration while the project discusses the culture and social status of the Roma in Hungary, and how this can change through attending a school focusing on teaching the minority culture and language. Being segregated from society can both lead to becoming more aware and proud of the Roma culture, but can also alienate the students from their home community. It can also result in difficulties when entering further education, as the school has provided a protected environment. The empirical findings have been collected through a field trip to the Gandhi School in Pecs, Hungary, whereby students, graduates and teachers were interviewed, as well as various NGOs working with Roma. The theoretical concepts utilised in the report are culture, socialisation, identity and stereotypes.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2006
VejledereBodil Folke Frederiksen


  • education
  • roma
  • identity
  • socialisation
  • culture
  • Stuart Hall
  • Hylland Eriksen
  • minority
  • segregation
  • hungary