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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
European Migration Network (2012) Ad-Hoc Query on Programmes for the Linguistic Integration of Immigrants The European Migration Network’s (EMN) Ad-Hoc Query on Programmes for the Linguistic Integration of Immigrants offers a useful resource for anyone wishing to gain a quick overview of policy on migrant integration in other European regions. The report details member states’ responses (including the UK) to questions on provision of national programmes for linguistic integration of both EU and non-EU migrants. The questions posed to each state cover the following areas; how programmes are funded, whether the programme provided incorporates any civic or vocational training, whether or not migrants are required to contribute financially to participate in the programme, any adaptations made for different target groups (such as illiterate or highly educated) and, whether or not the programmes are compulsory or offered on a voluntary basis. See also European Migration Network (2013). Read More Visit site Free EU, Non-EU UK, EU EU Document
European Migration Network (2013) Ad-Hoc Query on allocation of refugees to municipalities for integration purposes Intended to facilitate information exchange between EU member states, the European Migration Network (EMN) provides an interesting comparison of policy and practice (See European Migration Network) across EU Member States. Their Ad-Hoc Query on allocation of refugees to municipalities for integration purposes (2013) offers a useful resource for anyone wishing to gain a quick overview of other European regions’ policy on refugee dispersal and housing. Two questions are key to the research. The first question is: Does the member state regulate the dispersal of refugees and other persons that have been granted protection to municipalities once they have received a residence permit? The second question is: Does the member state share the Swedish experience of a general shortage of available housing for newly arrived migrants? Responses from the 23 member states who participated are presented the UK is included as a respondent. See also European Migration Network (2012) for member states responses to questions on linguistic integration. Read More Visit site Free Refugee UK, EU EU Document
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
George et al. (2011) Impact of migration on the consumption of education and children’s services and the consumption of health services, social care and social services George et al. (2011) include Scotland in an analysis of UK Immigration Policy focusing on the UK’s Points Based System. Within the limitations set by available data, the study examines the financial costs involved in the provision of education, health and social services for migrants. The study also provides a review of existing literature of the impact on public services that the presence of migrants has. The authors identify the area of service impact as one that has been under-researched. They incorporate a detailed account of associated expenditure stemming from migration and suggest implications for UK immigration policy. See also Dustmann and Frattini (2011) who explore the impact of migration on public service provision, Rolfe and Metcalf (2009) who assess the impact of migration to Scotland since 2004,, a study on housing by Glasgow Housing Association (2008) and, Catto and Gorman (2010) who analyse media presentation of the impact of Central and Eastern European migration on NHS Scotland. Read More Visit site Free UK, Scotland Independent research
Gillespie (2012) Trapped: Destitution and asylum in Scotland This report draws attention to the risk of destitution faced by asylum seekers, who are at their most vulnerable if their asylum claim is refused. Gillespie (2012) explores the issue of destitution through interviews with some of those directly affected alongside survey data, supplemented by focus group and workshop input. The report questions the efficacy of the asylum system and decision-making processes (these are called into question on the basis of the success rate for appealed cases which is relatively high). The study underlines the fact that refusal of an asylum claim leaves many asylum seekers without the right to seek employment and without access to financial assistance, and thus without the mean to support themselves. The report provides an important assessment of the scale and nature of destitution experienced by those within the asylum system, it also provides an insightful account of the impact of destitution on asylum seekers in Scotland, and includes recommendations for moving forward. Read More Visit site Free Asylum seeker Scotland Third sector
Glasgow Housing Association (2008) Housing migrant workers: the impact on GHA From 2004 onwards, Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) has experienced an increase in demand for its homes and housing services from migrant workers. GHA therefore commissioned this study to better understand the needs of its newly arrived population. Migrants’ experiences of GHA housing provision are presented and discussed. The report also seeks to ascertain how GHA and other Local Housing Organisation services have been impacted by immigration. With a specific focus on A8 migrants to Glasgow, the study explores the impact on operational management experienced by these organisations when housing such a diverse group of workers with diverse linguistic and cultural characteristics. Although most A8 migrant workers opt for private rented accommodation, the study found that GHA housing was regarded as a more affordable and secure housing choice, and that such choice plays a key role when it comes to decisions regarding long-term settlement. Read More Visit site Free EU Glasgow City Third sector