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QUALITY EDUCATION IN ROMANI FOR EUROPE


Research Unit for PLURILINGUALISM
QUALIROM


The Project QUALITY EDUCATION IN ROMANI FOR EUROPE aims for
piloting the Curriculum Framework for Romani (CFR) and the
corresponding European Language Portfolio Models (ELPs) which – based
on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – were
developed by the Council of Europe.
The socio-cultural situation of Roma differs both between and within
single regions. Consequently, the schooling situation of Roma children
and their need concerning Romani teaching varies considerably: learners
are speaking different varieties with different levels of proficiency and
they resp. their parents have different attitudes towards Romani
teaching: factors that have been taken into account in the set-up of the
project.
The CFR includes the reference levels A1-B2 and although the ELPs
were created for learners in primary and lower secondary schools only,
QualiRom also pilotes the CFR on upper secondary and tertiary level as
well as in further education. Furthermore teacher training modules are
developed for all levels of Romani teaching. The implementation on
primary and secondary level takes place in upt to three schools in
Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, Slovakia and in the Republic of Serbia as
third country participant with the participation of Romania as an
experienced partner in Romani teaching for evaluation and possible
future implementation. Romani courses are offered for students and
adult learners at Graz university and are adopted by the partner
universities. Activities are realised in close cooperation with local Romani
teachers and local as well as national educational authorities. To ensure
professional realisation, teachers at all levels are prepared
comprehensively for the handling of the CFR and its ELPs by experts of
the European Centre for Modern languages (ECML).

Researcher: Dr. Reetta Toivanen

Duration: 2010-2013


OUTCOMES:
• ROMANI TEACHING on primary, secondary, tertiary and level as well as
further education for adult learners;
• TEACHER TRAINING for Romani teaching on all levels of education;
• TEACHING MATERIALS for various contexts available online.
Transversal Programme / KA2-Languages / 511678-LLP-1-2010-1-AT-KA2-MP
Partners:
● P1_________________Karl Franzens University Graz...................................Austria
● P2________________Charles University Prague............................Czech Republic
● P3________________University of Helsinki................................................Finland
● P4________________National Centre for Roma Culture / Bucharest........Romania
● P5________________Private Gymnasium Kremnica.................................Slovakia
● P6 ________________European Centre for Modern Languages / Graz........Austria
● PTC1______________University of Belgrade................................................Serbia
● PTC2______________University of Novi Sad................................................Serbia


Associated Partners:
• Romano Centro – Association for Roma / Vienna..............................................Austria
• Research Institute for the Languages of Finland / Helsinki...............................Finland
• Intercultural Institute of Timişoara / Timişoara...............................................Romania
• University of Ljubljana – Faculty of Education ...............................................Slovenia
• Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science / Sofia.......................................Bulgaria
• Hungarian Academy of Sciences / Budapest..................................................Hungary
• Diskrimineringsombudsmannen (DO) / Stockholm..........................................Sweden