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ERIC Number: EJ814610
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0620
The Schooling of Gypsy Children in Surrey 1906-1933
Bowen, Paul
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v36 n1 p57-67 Apr 2004
In this article, the author highlights a range of issues in the relationship of Surrey Gypsies and compulsory schooling in the first three decades of the 20th century. The author focuses on the period before the First World War when there was considerable debate between the Board of Education, Surrey Education Committee and the Home Office regarding the lack of education of Gypsy children. The issue re-emerged after the First World War when Surrey showed much enterprise by opening Hurtwood School in 1926 which was claimed to be the first school for Gypsies in England. The author also explores the origins and operation of this school and its eventual closure in 1933. The author analyses the roles of key players such as the Board of Education, the local education authority (LEA) and schools, whilst also seeking evidence of any developing notion of traveller education policy. The author advocates that parallel issues continue today, including local parental opposition to Gypsies, reluctance of some schools to admit children of Gypsy travellers and difficulties integrating these children into mainstream classes. (Contains 81 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)