Schooling and Travelling Communities

Exploring the Spaces of Educational Exclusion

  • Dave Cudworth

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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    Pages 93-129
  4. Dave Cudworth
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    Pages 219-233
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 235-268

About this book


This book calls for a re-thinking of educational provision for Gypsy / Traveller communities. Despite having been recognised by the government and educational providers for over fifty years, underachievement of children from Gypsy / Traveller communities persists. Rather than focusing specifically on access, attendance and attainment, the author provides a structural analysis of the cultural tensions that often exist between Nomadic communities and current school provision based on the interests and values of Sedentarism. The author uses spatial theory as a base upon which to build knowledge and understanding of the educational exclusion of children from Gypsy / Traveller communities, highlighting the social role that space plays within schools. This innovative book will be of interest and value for students and scholars interested in not only education and Gypsy / Traveller communities, but education for minority communities more widely. 


Traveller Roma Disrupted education Itinerant community Schools

Authors and affiliations

  • Dave Cudworth
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Applied Social SciencesDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91363-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91364-3
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