'This is a school, it’s not a site’: Teachers’ attitudes towards Gypsy and Traveller pupils in schools in England, UK


Bhopal, Kalwant (2011) 'This is a school, it’s not a site’: Teachers’ attitudes towards Gypsy and Traveller pupils in schools in England, UK At BERA Race, Ethnicity and Education SIG Seminar: Children, Schools and Teachers: Does 'Race' and Ethnicity Still Matter?, United Kingdom. 25 Oct 2011.

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This paper will examine teachers’ attitudes towards Gypsy and Traveller pupils in one primary and one secondary school in an inner London borough, in England UK. The research is based on in-depth interviews with twenty teachers, heads, deputies and classroom assistants. The main aims of the study were to examine examples of ‘good practice’ in schools and to explore strategies that would improve the educational outcomes for Gypsy and Traveller groups. The paper will argue that, despite schools taking positive inclusive measures for Gypsy and Traveller pupils, this alone does not encourage positive attitudes or change attitudes towards them. In some cases, such practices work to emphasise the difference and outsider status of these groups.

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Venue - Dates: BERA Race, Ethnicity and Education SIG Seminar: Children, Schools and Teachers: Does 'Race' and Ethnicity Still Matter?, United Kingdom, 2011-10-25 - 2011-10-25
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25 October 2011Published
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2011 11:25
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 01:25
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/200675

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