Racial Equality, Education and Youth Work in Scotland (2016/17)

Racial Equality and Scottish School Education

CERES, in partnership with the University of Glasgow, the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), and the University of Edinburgh’s Teacher Education Partnership, has held a series of seminars and a one-hour webinar on “Race Equality and Scottish School Education”. The webinar and associated research briefing can be accessed below.

The webinar includes a presentation from Dr Rowena Arshad, Head of School for Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, and Dr Marta Moskal, School of Education, University of Glasgow, and also presents video clips from academics and practitioners highlighting some of the key themes and examples for practice. 

Video clips

Professor Peter Hopkins, Newcastle University, talking about recognition.

Lynn Ma, Glasgow Clyde College, talking about linguistic and cultural diversity.

Dr Daniela Sime, University of Strathclyde, talking about engaging with Roma children and families.

Judith Mackinlay talking about her experience as a primary teacher engaging with race equality issues.

Sheila Laing talking about her experiences as a headteacher leading on race equality matters.

The webinar and briefing draw on research on black, minority ethnic, migrant and refugee young people from the period 2004-2016 conducted by CERES and their partners, particularly Newcastle University and University of St Andrews, and also from academics associated with Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration network (GRAMNet). The research serves to highlight recurring themes which teachers and managers could usefully reflect on as they take forward the indicators in How Good Is Our School 4 and the development of their own professional standards.

Further information about some of this research with BME young people can be accessed on Newcastle University’s website here: https://research.ncl.ac.uk/youngpeople/.

The webinar begins 1 minute in.

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Racial Equality and Youth Work in Scotland

CERES, in partnership with the University of Glasgow and YouthLink Scotland, held a free face-to-face seminar in Glasgow in February 2017 focusing on issues of race equality and youth work in Scotland. Drawing on research from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow on black, minority ethnic, migrant and refugee young people in Scotland, the seminar presented issues such as everyday racism and discrimination, misrecognition, multiple disadvantage, and undervaluing linguistic diversity impact upon young people. Participants reflected on these themes in relation to youth work practice, and discussed how youth work managers and practitioners can be supported to develop strategies for addressing racism, discrimination and disadvantage.

Please see our briefing for youth workers for further information.