The Irish Times: ‘Teachers’ racism towards Traveller pupils ‘must be addressed’’

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Racism among teachers towards Traveller children must be addressed as part of any move to teach Traveller culture in schools, a leading expert on diversity education has warned.

Karl Kitching, lecturer in the School of Education at University College Cork, was speaking at an event in Leinster House on Wednesday on proposed legislation to mandate the teaching of Traveller culture and history in schools.

“The current understanding of racism in schools is that it’s something that happens between children,” said Mr Kitching.

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