The Neoliberal Teacher and Learner

  • Dave Cudworth


Cudworth provides a structural analysis of educational underachievement. He presents an illustration of how the shifting nature of schooling as a neo-liberal market-driven system continues to spatially marginalise children from Gypsy/Traveller communities. Engaging with the narratives from practitioners (including teachers, head teachers, trainee teachers and others such as Traveller Education Support Staff) and deploying the spatial lens, the chapter explores this marginalisation in relation to how educational policies are ‘played out’ at the micro level of the school and the classroom. The analysis focuses on the ways in which educational policy has embodied certain ideas that have eroded equality of opportunity for children from Gypsy/Traveller communities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Applied Social SciencesDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

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