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Evidence of school segregation and/or policies of separate/distinct schooling of migrants

Key Area:
Racism, Discrimination
13/01/2012 - 13:01
Short Answer

No. There are only indicators that some schools are more or mostly attended by children with migrant background.

Qualitative Info

There are evidences that some schools, for instance an elementry school in Ljubljana "Osnovna šola Livada",,enrolls mostly children with migrant background (belonging to nations from other republics of former Yugoslavia). According to reports, 97 percentage of pupils in that school have such background while other children living in the school area are rather enrolled in other schools in the city (based on the decision of their parents). The parents of children with majority background from that area claim that they don't want for their children to accommodate to lower level of educational performance and expectations; they also complain that prevailing language in informal communication between pupils in that school is not Slovenian, therefore they see it as a threat for good command of Slovenian language for their children. There are requests by human rights organisation to authorities reponsible for education to address that issue and take measures to prevent de facto segregation of children with migrant background in that school.


ECRI Report for Slovenia, 2006, Date of access: 12.1.2012.

Report on the meeting held within the project on inclusion of young migrants in the educational system in Slovenia, on 29. 9. 2009 in Ljubljana by the Slovenian Philanthropy, Date of access: 12.1.2012.

Groups affected/interested Migrants
Type (R/D) Anti-migrant/xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Education
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