Traveller, nomadic and migrant education

Edited book

Danaher, Patrick Alan, Kenny, Mairin and Remy Leder, Judith (ed.) 2009. Traveller, nomadic and migrant education. New York, United States. Routledge.
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Traveller, nomadic and migrant education

Book CategoryEdited book
ERA Publisher ID3137
EditorsDanaher, Patrick Alan, Kenny, Mairin and Remy Leder, Judith
Page Range1-241
Number of Pages268
SeriesRoutledge Research in Education
Place of PublicationNew York, United States
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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.

Keywordsmobility; mobile learners; distance education
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390399. Education systems not elsewhere classified
390401. Comparative and cross-cultural education
440699. Human geography not elsewhere classified
Book TitleTraveller, nomadic and migrant education
Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
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