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Bynner (2010) Review of Community Engagement in Neighbourhood Management in Govanhill This report is the outcome of a review of local engagement within the Govanhill area of Glasgow, an area of the city which has a number of ethnic and migrant communities. Set up with guidance from the South East Community Health and Care Partnership, the Govanhill Neighbourhood Management (NM) Steering Group was conceived to coordinate public agencies, further education and other providers in their efforts to identify key local priorities and develop appropriate action plans for the area. Bynner’s report (2010) reviews Govanhill Neighbourhood Management (NM) Steering Group’s engagement with the voluntary sector and other local groups in order to find ways of improving communication between Govanhill’s various communities, allowing them to voice their point of view and gain increased influence within the community. Read More Visit site Free Glasgow City Third sector
MEAD (2013) MEAD Evaluation Report Commissioned by the Minority Ethnic Access Development department (MEAD) - a division of Perth and Kinross Association of Voluntary Service (PKAVS) - the report is the outcome of an external evaluation intended to uncover the opinions of Perth’s ethnic minority service users. While Perth’s ethnic minorities are not entirely homogenous groups, the report provides a general overview of how local Polish, Chinese, Pakistani and Indian community members engage with local services. A fascinating insight is given into their experiences of accessing local services. Issues addressed include encounters with language barriers, employment and volunteering, health service provision, community engagement and wellbeing. The report identifies a greater need to communicate the availability of MEAD services particularly to new arrivals. The importance of working to overcome the language barrier is also identified along with potential resource issues in terms of staffing and forging closer links with mainstream services. Overall, the report demonstrates MEAD’s willingness to listen to the voices of its service users. Read More Visit site Free Perth and Kinross Public sector
Moskal (2010) Polish migrant children's experiences of schooling and home-school relations in Scotland This briefing paper by Moskal (2010) discusses the integration of Polish migrant children through the examination of the role of Scottish schools in the integration process. The focus of the study accounts for the significance the school experience for children and, the links between success at school and home environment. After English, Polish is now the most common language in Scottish schools, consequently this creates a resource issue in terms of English language tuition. This paper also draws attention to the difficulties faced in trying to accurately establish an appropriate learning level for each new arrival. This is particularly the case when children arrive at their new school without information on their previous school work or achievements. This matter is compounded further in a system of formative assessment which focuses predominantly on language ability. In addition, the study identifies communication problems which can emerge between the family/ parents and the school. In such cases, children themselves can play a key role in bridging the gap. Also see Moskal (2014) and Dillon (2013) for studies exploring some of the issues discussed in this paper. Read More Visit site Free EU Scotland Academic research