International Review of Education

, Volume 61, Issue 6, pp 853–856 | Cite as

Education in indigenous, nomadic and travelling communities

By Rosarii Griffin. Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2014, 216 pp. Education as a humanitarian response series. ISBN: 978-1-4725-1314-4 (hbk), 978-1-4725-1360-1 (pbk), 978-1-4725-1246-8 (ePUB), ISBN 978-1-4725-1119-5 (ePDF) 2014, 2002 pages
  • Laouali Malam Moussa
Book Review

A well-known adage in education: “If we get it right for those most in need, we will likely get it right for all if we take the same approach.”

Education in indigenous, nomadic and travelling communities is a collegial work comprised of a global overview by Rosarii Griffin (the editor) and Piaras MacÉinrí and eight chapters authored by an international team of eleven female and three male contributors from five countries. It therefore embraces a wide range of field experiences from diverse terrains (Europe, North America and Asia) augmented by a rich variety of research interests. This book highlights the importance and complexity of education provision (both formal and non-formal) for indigenous, nomadic and travelling communities and the need to open the debate on this issue to broaden our understanding of its different dimensions.

In their introductory chapter, Griffin and MacÉinrí say that today’s States are not doing well with regard to assuring access to education for all their...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Educational Research Network for West and Central AfricaNiameyNiger

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