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ERIC Number: EJ1019308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1746-1979
Challenges and Barriers in Primary School Education: The Experiences of Traveller Children and Young People in Northern Ireland
Bloomer, Fiona; Hamilton, Jennifer; Potter, Michael
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, v9 n1 p3-18 Mar 2014
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.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)