Research publications, reports and information

STEP Publications

Duncan, P and Finn, M. 2018. The imagined educational futures of mobile cultures through children and youth voices, NEOS: Anthropology of Children and Youth, Issue 10 (1) pp. 4-5.  Download as pdf

Mobile children, young people and technology, STEP 2016.  Download report  YPTech-Report-

Mobile family literacy: investigating family literacy programmes for mobile communities and their potential to meet the needs of mobile family settings, STEP 2015. Download report  Mobileliteracy_Report

Transitions and Scottish Travelling Communities: A review of international transition models and insight from practitioners in Scotland to improve 0-18 transitions for travelling communities. Download report Transitions_Report Final

Padfield, P. and G. Cameron (2009). Inclusive Education for Children and Young People with Interrupted Learning in Scotland Traveller, Nomadic and Migrant Education. P. A. Danaher, M. Kenny and J. R. Leder. New York / London, Routledge: 17.

Padfield, P. (2008). Education at the margins: Learners outside mainstream schooling. Scottish Education: Beyond Devolution 3rd ed. T. G. K. Bryce and W. M. Humes. Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press.

Lloyd, G. and G. McCluskey (2008). Education and Gypsies/Travellers:’contradictions and significant silences’. International Journal of Inclusive Education: 331–345. Download as PDF

Padfield, P. (2006). Learning at a Distance Supported by ICT for Gypsies and Travellers: Young peoples’ views. Edinburgh, SEED Sponsored Research: 55

Padfield, P. (2006). Impact of the National Guidance: Inclusive Educational Approaches for Gypsies and Travellers, within the context of interrupted learning, schools and practice. Project 7 Final Report. Edinburgh Moray House School of Education, The University of Edinburgh: 68.

Padfield, P. (2005). Inclusive Educational Approaches for Gypsy/Traveller Pupils and their Families: an ‘urgent need for progress’? Scottish Educational Review Nov: 127-144. Download as PDF

Padfield, P. and E. Jordan (2004). Issues in school enrolment, attendance, attainment and support for learning for Gypsy/Travellers and school-aged children and young people based in Scottish local authority sites. Edinburgh, Moray House School of Education, The University of Edinburgh: 115.

Jordan, E. and Padfield, P. (2003) Education at the margins; outsiders and the mainstream,  in T.G.K. Bryce and W.M. Humes (eds.) Scottish Education; Post-Devolution, 2nd edition, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. Download as PDF

Padfield, P. and B. Jordan (2003). “Are these really for us?” Laptops for Teachers of Pupils Educated in outwith school settings. Edinburgh, School of Education, The University of Edinburgh.

Padfield, P. and E. Jordan (2002). Interrupted Learning: laptops and their communicative possibilities. Edinburgh, Scottish Traveller Education Programme.

Jordan, E. (2002) Partnership approaches: new futures for Travellers, in J. Wearmouth, J. Soer and G. Reid (eds.) Addressing Difficulties in Literacy Development, RoutledgeFalmer, London.

Jordan, E. (2001) Exclusion of travellers in state schools,  in Educational Research, 43 (2); 117-132. Download as PDF

Jordan, E. (2001) From interdependence, to dependence and independence; home and school learning for Traveller children, in Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 8 (1); 57-74 Download as PDF

Jordan, E. (2001) Interrupted Learning; the Traveller paradigm in British Journal of Learning Support, 16 (3); 128-134.

Bancroft, A. (2000). Current Gypsy Research (Review Article). Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 6(3): 123-125.

Jordan, E. (2000) Outside the mainstream,  in A. Hill (ed.) Scottish School Board Association Millennium Book. Download as PDF

Jordan, E. (2000) The exclusionary comprehensive school system; the experience of showground families in Scotland, in P.A. Danaher (ed.) Mapping International Diversity in Researching Traveller and Nomadic Education, International Journal of Educational Research, 33 (3) 253- 263.

Jordan, E. (2000) The inclusive school; effective education for secondary age Travellers, in E. Hornburg (ed.) Die Schulsituation von Sinti und Roma in Europa, Frankfurt-am-Main. (Publisher??)

Jordan, E. (2000) Traveller Pupils and Scottish Schools, in SCRE Spotlights, 76,

Jordan, E. (1999) Travelling towards inclusion, in EFECOT Newsline, 23.

Jordan, E. (1998) Teacher Training for Inclusion, paper for Gypsy Traveller Conference, Centre de Recherches Tsiganes, Universite Rene Descartes, Perpignan.

Jordan, E. (1998) The Interrupted Learner; the Traveller paradigm, paper for Association of Teachers of Travelling People, Dublin.

Jordan, E. (1997) Education for Travellers or Creating Equality of Opportunity in State Education, in J. de Heer-Deuhe (ed.) Intercultural Education and Education of Migrant Children, Utrecht.

Jordan, E. and Homes, P. (1997) The interrupted learner; whose responsibility? in J. Bastiani (ed.) Home-School Work in Multi-cultural Settings, David Fulton, London.
Jordan, E. (1996) Education for Travellers in E. Befring (ed.) Teacher Education for Equality, ATEE, Oslo

Lloyd, G and Stead, J. (2002) Including Gypsy Travellers in education, in Race Equality Teaching,21(1);21-24. Download as PDF

Lloyd, G and Stead, J. (2001) ‘The boys and girls not calling me names and the teachers to believe me’.  Name calling and the experiences of Travellers in school, in Children and Society, 15; 361-374.

Lloyd, G. and Norris, C. (1998) From difference to deviance: the exclusion of gypsy-traveller children from school in Scotland in International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2 (4); 359-369. Download as PDF
Lloyd G., Stead, J., Jordan, E. and Norris, C. Teachers and Gypsy Travellers, in Scottish Educational review, 31(1);48-65. Download as PDF

McKinney, R. (2003) Views from the margins; Gypsy/travellers and the ethnicity debate in the new Scotland, in Scottish Affairs, 42.



Academic articles relating to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) and social justice education

Marcus, G. (2016). Closing the attainment gap: What can schools do? SPICe Briefing SB 16/68, 19th August, 2016
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Marcus, G. (2015). Marginalisation and the voices of Gypsy/Traveller girls, Cambridge Open-Review Educational Research e-Journal (CORERJ), 1 (2); 55-77.
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Sime, D., and R. Fox (2015). Home abroad: Eastern European children’s family and peer relationships after migration. Childhood, 22(3); 377-393.
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Arshad, R. (2013) Race Equality in Scottish Education in Scottish Education, Bryce, T. G. K. and W. M. Humes, Fourth Edition, Edinburgh University Press.

Arshad, R. (2012) Schools and Social: Implication for practice in Social Capital, Children and Young PeopleCatts, R. and J. Allan (eds), Policy Press.

Arshad, R., Wrigley, T. and Pratt, L. (2012) Social Justice re-examined: dilemmas and solutions for the classroom teacher, Trentham Books, London.

Konstantoni, K. (2012). Children’s peer relationships and social identities: exploring cases of young children’s agency and complex interdependencies from the Minority World in Children’s Geographies, 10(3); 337-346.
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McCluskey, G. G., Kane, J., Lloyd, G., Stead, J., Riddell, S., and E. Weedon (2011). ‘Teachers are Afraid we are Stealing their Strength’: A Risk Society and Restorative Approaches in SchoolBritish Journal of Educational Studies59(2); 105.
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Munté A., Serradell, O., and T. Sordé (2011). From research to policy: Roma participation through communicative organization. Qualitative Inquiry, 17; 256–266. Download as PDF

Clark, C. (2008). Introduction themed section care or control? Gypsies, Travellers and the state. Social Policy and Society, 7(1); 65-71.
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Clark, C. (2001). Invisible Lives’: The Gypsies and Travellers of Britain. Unpublished PhD Thesis, Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh.
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Web links

Online article: Marques, K. (2012). What We Learned From Leicester: Bringing Inclusive Education for Roma Children to the Czech Republic, Open Society Foundations

Report: Open Society Foundations, Strategic Litigation Impacts: Roma School Desegregation (2016). Open Society Foundation, New York. Download PDF
Report: Open Society European Policy Institute, Revisiting the EU Roma Framework: Assessing the European Dimension for the Post-2020 Future (2017). Open Society European Policy Institute, Brussels. Download PDF

Online article: Kelly, E. (2013). Open Society Foundations and the World Bank Get Behind Education for Roma, Open Society Foundations

World Bank (2013). Serbia: Educating All Children Equally.
Asenov, R., Jasarevic, M., de Laat, J. and B. Kits (2013). A Good Start (AGS): scaling-up access to quality services for young Roma children: case study of the Roma Education Fund Pilot Project. Washington, DC; World Bank.
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Online article: Gentleman, A. (2017). Fighting Gypsy Discrimination: ‘What People Ask Me is Insulting’, The Guardian.

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