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Challenges and barriers in primary school education: The experiences of Traveller children and young people in Northern Ireland

Bloomer, Fiona, Hamilton, Jennifer and Potter, Michael (2014) Challenges and barriers in primary school education: The experiences of Traveller children and young people in Northern Ireland. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 9 (1). pp. 3-18. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1177/1746197913475767

Abstract

Exclusion, discrimination and widespread disadvantage are issues common to the Traveller community. Children from the Traveller community are often seen as the most at risk within the education system in respect of attendance, attainment and bullying. In this article, we consider the views of Traveller children and parents with respect to primary level education in Northern Ireland and assess the level of support that exists to help Traveller children within the education system. The findings from the research are discussed with reference to institutional discrimination and the varying experiences of children and their families, including an identification of positive attitudes to education contrary to typical stereotypes.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:29090
Deposited By: Dr Fiona Bloomer
Deposited On:08 Apr 2014 10:00
Last Modified:08 Apr 2014 10:00

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