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Lost in Translation: Integrating migrant children in Britain

Lost in Translation: Integrating migrant children in Britain

Blogs, Data Journalism, DontUse, News, ReportingWeek2, Specials, Uncategorized
A recent government report delivered by Dame Louise Casey warned that ethnic segregation is increasing. This is affecting ethnic minorities and migrant communities across the UK.  Racial segregation and migrant exclusion are on the rise in Britain. Immigrants are now expected to adopt the English language and children to core British values at schools. According to the report, they are also expected to take an oath of allegiance setting out a "clear primary loyalty to this nation”. Despite the prominence of this issue, there is no common understanding of how integration should be defined and measured, especially in terms of children. At which point can an immigrant child be seen as 'integrated' into British society? What are the indicators showing how much people have adapted to l
The Casey Review: Can the report teach us anything new about our schools?

The Casey Review: Can the report teach us anything new about our schools?

Politics, ReportingWeek2
To the rest of the world, being British is defined by loving tea and having an unrivaled ability to queue. But recently, the term ‘British values’ has been used as a means to overcome growing racial segregation in the UK. Last week, the publication of the Casey Review saw the government come under criticism for its failure to promote social integration. During a year-long investigation, commissioned by former Prime Minister David Cameron, Dame Louise Casey discovered that the lack of racial integration is still a big problem in British schools. As of January 2016, 31.4 per cent of primary and 27.9 per cent secondary pupils are from ethnic minorities. However, 50 per cent of these students are attending schools where ethnic minorities are the majority. These figures suggest that the