Buy gypsy traveller students in secondary schools a culture identity and achievement by chris derrington sally kendall isbn 9781858563206 from amazons book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Experiences of young gypsy traveller students in english secondary schools dissonance and low teacher expectations may all be contributory factors that affect gypsy traveller students educational engagement and achievement introduction historically gypsy traveller children have been marginalised and even excluded by the. An education system that is based on the needs of a sedentary community is inherently exclusionary for mobile young people however it is increasingly acknowledged that even gypsy traveller pupils who have been settled for a number of years have limited engagement with the secondary phase of schooling. The study is set within a national and international context where gypsy traveller children generally have limited access to secondary education this ethnographic study tracked and recorded the educational progress and experiences of a sample of 44 gypsy traveller pupils of secondary school age over a three year period. This book presents the findings from the first british national longitudinal study of gypsy traveller students in secondary schools this unique phenomenological study sponsored by the nuffield foundation documents the educational experience of 44 gypsy travellers in secondary schools since 2000
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