Education and Gypsy Travellers: 'Contradictions and Significant Silences'

Gwynedd Lloyd, Gillean McCluskey

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Abstract

For centuries there have been strong tensions between Gypsy/Traveller communities and their nation states. Today, discrimination against Gypsies/Travellers in the UK is still so widespread that it has been described as the last ‘respectable’ form of racism. The paper argues that the experiences of Gypsies/Travellers, as they come into contact with the structures of education, reveal a continuing discrimination against one of the most disadvantaged minority ethnic groups in the UK; a discrimination that, at the same time, points to continuing ‘contradictions and significant silences’ within the UK government, and Scottish Executive, policy drive to reduce social exclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-345
JournalInternational Journal of Inclusive Education
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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