Toward an extracurricular curriculum: Afternoon studies for narrowing the educational gap

01 Feb 2017

Children from ethnic minorities who live in Kosovo, especially the RAE community, lag in their schoolwork behind the majority of pupils for several reasons. The result is a vicious circle where school failure leads to poverty which in turn deprives the child of the tools to succeed in school.

The situation is exacerbated by prejudgments of the target community, where officials find it hard to believe for that the cycle of poverty can be broken, and therefore are not motivated to put pressure towards change.

The cycle can be broken by a concerted effort in programs such as the one proposed herein.  Although the number of children participating in the program is not large, it is hoped that the program will develop inertia that will accumulate and create significant change within a reasonable amount of time.

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