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Author Cudworth, Dave, author

Title Schooling and travelling communities : exploring the spaces of educational exclusion / Dave Cudworth
Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
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Contents Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Schooling the Citizen: The Rise of Sedentarism -- Chapter 3. The Schooling 'Product': Neoliberalism and Education Policy -- Chapter 4. Space, Place and Social Relations -- Chapter 5. Gypsy / Traveller Culture and the Schooling Process -- Chapter 6. The Neoliberal Teacher and Learner -- Chapter 7. Changing Gender Relations: The Impact of Educational Spaces -- Chapter 8. In Search of Change
Summary This book calls for a re-thinking of educational provision for Gypsy / Traveller communities. Despite having been recognised by the government and educational providers for over fifty years, underachievement of children from Gypsy / Traveller communities persists. Rather than focusing specifically on access, attendance and attainment, the author provides a structural analysis of the cultural tensions that often exist between Nomadic communities and current school provision based on the interests and values of Sedentarism. The author uses spatial theory as a base upon which to build knowledge and understanding of the educational exclusion of children from Gypsy / Traveller communities, highlighting the social role that space plays within schools. This innovative book will be of interest and value for students and scholars interested in not only education and Gypsy / Traveller communities, but education for minority communities more widely
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 14, 2018)
Subject English Travellers (Nomadic people) -- Education -- England.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3319913646 (electronic bk.)
9783319913643 (electronic bk.)