ERIC Number: EJ1023046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Does Mobility Have to Mean Being Hard to Reach? Mobile Pastoralists and Education's "Terms of Inclusion"
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v43 n5 p601-621 2013
Nomadic groups are highly discriminated against in access to education services, and the 2010 Education For All Global Monitoring Report demanded urgent action to address their education deprivation. Mobile pastoralists, particularly, appear to be falling beyond the remit of migration studies in education, although they are among the most mobile people in the world. Pastoralists' education inclusion has been promoted by models of provision across the "mainstream", "alternative" and Open Learning traditions, but examples from around the world show that each broad approach comes with identifiable "terms of inclusion" that, in different ways, reproduce and/or challenge pastoralists' marginalisation. Achieving political commitment to addressing the scale and extent of pastoralists' education deprivation is not unimaginable, but contingent on significant reappraisal of mobility as a livelihood strategy and of the legitimacy of pastoralism as a sustainable contemporary livelihood.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrants, Access to Education, Inclusion, Mobility, Nontraditional Education, Community Schools, Distance Education, Open Education, Disadvantaged, Social Justice, Social Discrimination
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia