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School Inclusion

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Mayo Education Centre
Name of the person involved in the event:
Name of Contact Person Ann Caulfield
Date of the event:
1st December 2008
Type of Dissemination event:
Presentation to members of the Mayo Travellers Support Group
Description of Dissemination Event:
Description of Dissemination Event: The Mayo Travellers support Group support and informs travellers in County Mayo. A presentation included the aims of the School Inclusion project and information gathered in relation to early school leaving in Ireland with particular reference to the Travelling community. It outlined the practise, and culture, of leaving school after confirmation and before the Junior certificate and the values of remaining in school and pursuing further education – indicating good role models.
Target group:
Adult members of the Travelling Community – male and female
Number of people reached by event:
Held in:
Castlebar. County Mayo, Ireland
Outcomes and Results:
Outcomes and Results
Early school leaving within the Travelling Community is common and is accepted practise. This was a good opportunity to inform Mayo Travellers who were gathering to put together a 3 year Strategic Plan for the Mayo Traveller Support Group. While parents encourage their children to remain in school some concrete action within a strategic plan could create longer lasting change.
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