|Learning assistance and parental training|
Since 1995, Romano Centro has been offering learning assistance to Roma pupils in Vienna. Prime target group for learning assistance are Roma pupils in compulsory education, attending primary and secondary schools, special education centres, grammar schools (lower forms) and cooperative secondary schools. Learning assistance takes place in children’s homes so that their specific learning needs can be individually catered for.
Beyond that, time and place of tutoring are flexible. Learning assistance is more than just “coaching” where children’s underperformance in certain areas is to be compensated for. This happens as a matter of course, but in addition emphasis is placed on developing – together with the children (and their parents) – individual learning attitudes and strategies in order to create (or improve) the basic conditions for success at school. Apart from knowledge-related contents, the study and practice of essential and supporting skills for success at school – such as reliability, self-motivation and personal organisation are also major issues. The project’s starting point was the observation that numerous Roma children in Vienna grow up in so-called “educationally disadvantaged” families unable to provide them with sufficient support when encountering problems at school. Our educational system offers such children not enough opportunities to compensate for these disadvantages.
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