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'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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Abstract

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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Published date: 25 October 2011
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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Local EPrints ID: 200675
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/200675
PURE UUID: 0fff19d3-588a-4ed9-b772-87fab5d23760

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Date deposited: 26 Oct 2011 11:25
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:14

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Author: Kalwant Bhopal

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