Education Policy and Practice impacting Gypsy, Roma and Traveller groups in the UK: lessons for neighbouring middle eastern countries


Bhopal, Kalwant (2013) Education Policy and Practice impacting Gypsy, Roma and Traveller groups in the UK: lessons for neighbouring middle eastern countries. In, Sunal, Cynthia and Mutua, Kagendo (eds.) Research on the Influences of Educational Policy on Teaching and Learning. Charlotte, US, Information Age Publishing. (Research on Education in Africa, The Caribbean and the Middle East , VII).

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This chapter explores the experiences of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) children in London, England (UK). It examines how good practice measures exist in schools and can work for the inclusion of GRT groups, who remain marginalised in education. The chapter argues that whilst GRT groups in England remain marginalised, this situation may be similar to other GRT minority ethnic groups in Europe and the Middle East. Research suggests that these groups continue to experience marginalisation, exclusion and discrimination at all levels, but particularly in relation to education and employment opportunities. This chapter suggests that if schools are to move towards inclusive education and social justice agendas, a whole school approach is crucial not only in changing the attitudes of teachers and pupils, but in increasing the educational achievement and attendance levels of those groups who continue to remain on the margins and experience racism and discrimination in schools on a daily basis. This would further lead to greater acceptance and tolerance of GRT groups in society

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Southampton Education School
ePrint ID: 337963
Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 11:34
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:21
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/337963

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