Improving the Outcomes for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Pupils: Literature review

Anne Wilkin, Chris Derrington, Ben Foster

01 February 2009

Available from the DfE web site 

This literature review represents one strand of a study funded by the DCSF focusing on the issues faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT)1 pupils and what can be done to improve the educational outcomes for this particular group.

The review was intended to only include current research evidence and literature (including official reports and guidance, as well as policy documentation) on GRT pupils and their parents from the UK over the last ten years. However, it was agreed with the Steering Group for this research that incorporating a European perspective would provide valuable context for the review.

Ninety-one sources were selected as relevant and summarised for inclusion in the review. Although it can not be considered to be exhaustive, the review does highlight a number of important and influential issues arising from the literature.