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School provision for children of occupational travellers. Report on the implementation of measures planned by the Council and the Ministers of Education 22 May 1989 - 89/C 153/01. COM (96) 494 final, 28 October 1996

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COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES Brussels, 28.10.1996 COM(96) 494 final School Provision for Children of Occupational Travellers Report on the implementation of measures planned by the Council and ~he Ministers of Education 22 may 1989- 89/C 153/01 (presented by the Commission) lnt.·~duction CHAPTER 1 General data defining the context TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.1 Quantitative data regarding Occupational Travellers 1.2 Socio-Economic Data 1.3 School attendance of the children of Occupational Travellers CHAPTER2 Actions developing information and aid on behalf of parents CHAPTER3 Access to pre-school and primary education CHAPTER4 Secondary school education and vocational training CHAPTERS Boarding school provisions CHAPTERS 3 5 16 22 26 29 33 36 Information, support and training provided for teachers, educators and heads of schools 37 CHAPTER 1 Other actions taken CHAPTERS Outcomes and directions of work Annex 2. 38 39 42 INTRODUCTION In 1984, a resolution (Doc. 1 - 1522/83) 1 was adopted by thr. European Parliament in connection with the education of children whose parents have no fixed abode. As a consequence of this resolution, the Commission of tne European Communities completed a study with regard to the educational situation of children of barJee, circus and fairground families within the twelve Member States. The results and conclusinns of this study are described in two reports. The first report (1987) covers the educational situatior. of bargee and ciroJs children. The second report (1988) cov<:rs the educational situation of fairground children. At the Commission's initiative the conclusions and reo: mmendations included in these reports were discussed with representatives of the Mmistries of Education and experts/representatives of the population groups concerned (includin~ professional organisations) of various Member States. (The fir~t rep

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