Gypsy Traveller students in secondary school: perceptions of behaviour and patterns of exclusion
This DCSF research digest is based on a longitudinal study undertaken by Derrington and Kendall
(2004) and a subsequent paper written by Derrington (2005) which analyses perceptions of behaviour and patterns of exclusion. Findings indicate that, although the students' behaviour was perceived to be good by their primary school teachers, problems began to emerge during the first year of secondary school and more than half the sample (24) had self-excluded by the age of fourteen. Almost one in three were temporarily excluded by their schools on at least one occasion during Key Stage 3. The research suggests that patterns of resistance to secondary schooling should not be solely attributed to cultural influences.
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2. Motivation/engagement, 3. Classroom cultures and equality strategies, 3. Contemporary debates, 3. Disaffection/exclusion, 4. Challenging racism and stereotyping, 5. Addressing issues of diversity in mainly white classrooms, 6. Teacher expectations, 7. Inclusive education, Travellers and Roma
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Article Id : 15141
Date Posted: 9/2/2009