Traveller, nomadic and migrant education

Danaher, Patrick Alan and Kenny, Mairin and Remy Leder, Judith, eds. (2009) Traveller, nomadic and migrant education. Routledge Research in Education , 24 . Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York, United States, pp. 1-241. ISBN 0-415-96356-7; 978-0-415-96356-5

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Traveller, Nomadic and Migrant Education presents international accounts of approaches to educating mobile communities such as circus and fairground people, herders, hunters, Roma and Travellers. The chapters focus on three key dimensions of educational change: the client group moving from school to school; those schools having their demographics changed and seeking to change the mobile learners; and these learners contributing to fundamental change to the nature of schooling. The book brings together decades of research into the challenges and opportunities presented by mobile learners interacting with educational systems predicated on fixed residence. It identifies several obstacles to those learners receiving an equitable education, including negative stereotypes and centuries-old prejudice. Yet the book also explores a number of educational innovations that bring mobility and schooling together, ranging from specialised literacy programs and distance and online education to mobile schools and specially trained teachers. These innovations allow us to think differently about how education can and should be, for mobile and non-mobile learners alike.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Electronic version not held. Print copy held in USQ Library at call no. 371.826918 Tra.
Depositing User: Ms Jodie Gunders
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2010 05:25
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2014 02:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobility; mobile learners; distance education
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160403 Social and Cultural Geography
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6834

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