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Deakins et al. (1997) Developing success strategies for ethnic minorities in business: evidence from Scotland Through analysis of data gathered from interviews and case studies, Deakins et al. (1997) demonstrate that marketing strategies, effective networking and utilisation of contacts are integral to the success of small ethic minority business. These factors are crucial for entrepreneurship and diversification into mainstream development. The study focuses on the Strathclyde area but offers findings which are relevant for a wider geographical context which includes the UK and Europe. For a more recent study on this topic see also Deakins et al. (2009) which uncovers some of the coping strategies and innovations found in ethnic minority businesses, and investigates the mechanisms for their diversification and expansion into new markets. Further, Deakins et al. (2007) reveals role of social capital for ethnic minority businesses. See Lassalle et al. (2011) for a study of Polish entrepreneurs in Scotland. Read More Visit site £ Scotland Journal article
Deakins et al. (2007) Ethnic minority businesses in Scotland and the role of social capital Building upon previous research, this Scottish Executive commissioned study by Deakins et al. (2007) discusses social capital and reveals the complexity and relevance of this phenomenon for ethnic minority businesses (EMBs). The study utilises both statistical and interview data. Although most of those who participated in the study where located within Glasgow, interviews were also conducted across Scotland including Edinburgh, Dundee/Forfar, Lowland Scotland, the Central Belt, the Highlands and Islands. The participants reflected the diversity found within EMBs and included respondents of Pakistani, Indian, Bangladeshi, Chinese and African ethnicity. The study explored the geographical and ethnic distribution of EMBs in Scotland as well as discussing the sectors - both emergent and traditional - in which they function. The study clearly demonstrates the significance of EMBs for Scotland. It also shows that the role played by social capital is both diverse and complex. See also Deakins et al. (1997) and Deakins et al. (2009). Read More Visit site £ Scotland Journal article
Deakins et al. (2009) Minority ethnic enterprise in Scotland Focusing on ethnic minority businesses, Deakins et al (2009) present a Scotland-wide study which analyses both interviews and statistical data and highlights the diversity of entrepreneurial experiences found across Scotland (both geographically and between business sectors). The study uncovers some of the coping strategies and innovation used by minority businesses with particular reference to attempts at diversification into new markets. Issues including racism, crime and security were found to be significant factors in determining the success of the diversification. The study calls for policy and policy implementation to improve communication and promote diversity, which the authors contend provides an important platform for business creativity and innovation. See also Deakins et al. (1997) who demonstrate that marketing strategies and networks are integral to the success of small ethic minority business and Deakins et al. (2007) a study that uncovers the complexity and relevance of social capital for ethnic minority business. For a study of Polish entrepreneurs in Scotland see Lassalle et al. (2011). Read More Visit site £ Scotland Journal article
Deuchar (2011) People look at us the way we dress and they think we’re gangsters - bonds, bridges, gangs and refugees - A qualitative study of inter-cultural social capital in Glasgow Deuchar (2011) draws attention to the interplay between Glasgow’s youth (gang) culture and marginalisation of young refugees. The study explores the concept of inter-cultural social capital, based on assertions that those communities who exhibit higher levels of inter-cultural social capital offer optimum conditions for refugee integration. Communities in which higher levels of social bonding and disconnection are displayed are less successful when it comes to conditions for refugee integration as these factors can inhibit inter-cultural integration. It is argued that gang solidarity can even promote intolerance. Deuchar (2011) identifies gang membership, albeit territorial in nature, as providing a platform for ethnic solidarity and consequently racial prejudice. Although a small-scale study, its strength lies in laying a foundation for the exploration of this fascinating area. The authors call for policy that reflects the need to develop social capital within multi-ethnic urban communities, and consider the potential for community initiatives to build inter-cultural cohesion. Read More Visit site £ Refugee Glasgow City Journal article
Deuchar and Bhopal (2013) ‘We're still human beings, we're not aliens’: promoting the citizenship rights and cultural diversity of Traveller children in schools: Scottish and English perspectives Deuchar and Bhopal (2013) draw attention to the difficulties faced by Traveller children (including experiences of prejudice and incidences of racism), crucially the authors then explore how their marginalisation can be addressed through full inclusion within the school environment. Scottish and English case studies are used within their analysis. This is achieved by analysing Traveller children’s own accounts of the experience of attending school and includes children’s perceptions of their teachers’ views of them. The authors find that Traveller children are far from considered equal in terms of citizenship within the school environment and in effect retain ‘outsider’ status. See also Shubin (2011) which examines how Scottish Travellers itinerant lifestyle impacts on their access to - and participation in- Scottish society, Bromley et al. (2007) which reports on Scottish attitudes to discrimination, finds a prevalence of prejudice towards Traveller/Gypsy communities and, de Lima et al. (2011) which includes consideration of Traveller ethnicity within a study of ethnicity and poverty. Read More Visit site Free Scotland, England Journal article
Dillon, S (2013) The Impact of Migrant Children in Glasgow Schools Dillon (2013) examines educational attainment within two publicly funded Glasgow secondary schools with contrasting experience of migrant pupils. The research focused on migrant children who do not have English as their first language and compared them to locally born children with English as their first language. The study also includes accounts from teaching staff located across the city with experience of teaching classes comprised of migrant and native children. Overall, analysis of both schools showed that while it cannot be said that migrants had improved attainment, there is also no evidence of migrants having impacted negatively on either school’s overall attainment figures. Moreover, migrant children were found to enhance classroom discussion providing a different worldview for their peers and some mainstream teachers. This suggests that their presence has a positive impact. The research was conducted as part of a collaborative master’s project at the University of Glasgow involving COSLA Strategic Migration Partnership and Glasgow City Council’s English as an Additional Language (EAL) Service in association with Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet). See also Foley (2013) for a look at EAL policy and practice. Read More Visit site Free Glasgow City Independent research
Dustmann and Frattini (2011) The impact of migration on the provision of UK public services The UK Labour Force Survey is the foundation of this report completed by Dustmann and Frattini (2011). It draws upon available data from 1994 to 2010 in order to explore the role of migrants employed within the UK’s public sector. Scotland is included as part of a regional comparison with areas across the UK. The report addresses a number of key questions such as how (non-EEA) migration impacts on the provision of UK public services; and is it possible to differentiate between the impacts of non-EEA migration at national, regional, and local levels. Additionally, the study considers the implications for UK immigration policy, and how the impact of migration can be most effectively measured. Finally, the study examines how the impact of migration on public service provision can be considered within an economic cost-benefit framework. Read More Visit site Free Scotland, UK UK Government document
ESOLScotland.com The ESOLScotland website provides information for learners and practitioners of English for Speakers of Other Languages. It provides information on: - ESOL Courses - Citizenship - Support for learners - Initial assessment guide - Teaching resources - Curriculum Framework - Professional Development for practitioners - Useful weblinks for learners and teachers Read More Visit site Scotland website
Flint (2007) Faith schools, multiculturalism and community cohesion: Muslim and Roman Catholic state schools in England and Scotland Flint (2007) within a comparative examination of the development of Scotland’s Roman Catholic state schools and the emergence of England’s more recent Muslim state school sector, demonstrates that discourse associated with such faith schools replicates the tension found within conceptions of national identity, cohesion and citizenship. The author asserts that management of broader forms of diversity and the appreciation of existing inequality between religious and ethnic groups in asserting their rights and legitimacy is necessary first to foster community cohesion through education policy. The study underlines the right of minority ethnic groups to a faith-based education as part of their citizenship, which is supported by supranational legislation and highlights issues such as the tension between staff recruitment policy and such legislation. Overall, Flint (2007) provides a valuable contribution to the contemporary debate surrounding not only state provision of faith schools, but also the debate over community cohesion and citizenship. Read More Visit site £ Scotland, England Journal article
Foley et al. (2013) Examining EAL policy and practice in mainstream schools Access to the curriculum for ‘English as an Additional Language’ (EAL) learners is guaranteed under legislation. The legislation obligates schools and local authorities to meet the needs of their EAL pupils, yet this study by Foley et al. (2013) suggests that some providers are falling short. The evidence base presented draws primarily on accounts of trainee teachers who shed light on EAL policy and practice as they experience it during their teaching placements. The study shines an important spotlight on the potential gap between policy and implementation. The authors reflect on both why such gaps in provision have arisen and, how to improve outcomes. Although the study spans a total of eight local authority areas, both the areas and individual schools (including five independent schools) remain anonymous within the study. See also Dillon (2013). Read More Visit site £ Scotland Journal article

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