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

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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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages3-18
JournalEducation, Citizenship and Social Justice
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2014

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