Useful websites and Reading
#2Scottish-related websites, articles and research reports about racism, sectarianism and race-related issues
2.1 Websites (Scotland)
- One Scotland: No Place for Racism
The Scottish Government website on tackling racism. Provides information on race-related matters in Scotland.
- Scottish Government Mainstreaming equalities website
A useful website which links a range of equality issues e.g. gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability and social class. It also provides a mainstreaming toolkit with practical suggestions and very useful data relating to the Scottish context.
- Scottish Interfaith Council
An education resource for teaching staff, this was produced in Scotland to tackle sectarianism and religious intolerance. A useful site with lots of lesson ideas and information on sectarianism in Scotland. Also includes links to other sites in the UK and elsewhere giving information about faiths and beliefs, Islamophobia and much more.
- Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland (CERES)
Based in the School of Education, University of Edinburgh, this national centre provides advice, consultancy, research and resources to the education sector in Scotland on race equality issues. The website provides links to useful Scottish and international sites on race equality including information about Scottish-based research related to race equality.
- Scottish Refugee Council
The Scottish Refugee Council is an independent charity dedicated to providing advice, information and assistance to asylum seekers and refugees living in Scotland. It also provides specialist services in areas such as housing and welfare, education and employment, family reunion, women’s issues, community development, the media and the arts.
- Scottish Traveller Education Project (STEP)
STEP has a resource centre which holds one of the most substantial collections of resources on Gypsy and Traveller issues in Scotland. It is based in the School of Education, University of Edinburgh.
2.2Books/articles (Scottish — a selection)
- Arshad, R. and Kelly, E. (2005) “The myth of the egalitarian society and the equality debate: are we really Jock Tamson’s bairns?”, in Hassan, G., Gibb, E. and Howland, L. (eds) Scotland 2020, London: Demos Publications
- Braber, B. (2006) Jews in Glasgow 1879–1939. Immigration and Integration, London: Vallentine Mitchell Publishers
- Hussain, A. and Miller, W.L. (2006) Multicultural Nationalism: Islamophobia, Anglophobia, and Devolution, Oxford: Oxford University Press
- Juwah, C. et al. (2005) Overcoming the Cultural Issues associated with Plagiarism for International Students
This report by C. Juwah et al. of the Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen presents the findings of the Higher Education Academy Business Management Accounting and Finance (BMAF) Subject Network, the aim of which was to investigate the reasons why international students plagiarise, to identify the cultural factors which cause them to engage in plagiarism practices, and to identify strategies to enable international students to overcome the cultural factors that cause them to plagiarise.
- Maan, B. (1997) The New Scots: The Story of Asians in Scotland, Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers
- Maan, B. (2008) The Thistle and the Crescent, Glendaruel: Argyll Publishing
- Miles, R. and Dunlop, A. (1987) “Racism in Britain: the Scottish dimension”, in Jackson, P. (ed.), Race and Racism, London: Allen and Unwin
- Miles, R. and Muirhead, L. (1986) “Racism in Scotland: A Matter for Further Investigation?”, in D. McCrone (ed.), Scottish Government Yearbook, Edinburgh: Unit for the Study of Government in Scotland
- Millar, J. (1998) The Lithuanians in Scotland: A Personal View, Colonsay: House of Lochar
- Neat, T. (2002) The Summer Walkers: Travelling People and Pearl-Fishers in the Highlands of Scotland, Edinburgh: Birlinn
- Watson, M. (2003) Being English in Scotland, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
- Whyte, I. (2006) Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery, 1756–1838 Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
- Scottish Affairs (journal)
Scottish Affairs is available online. All the articles and journal editions below are available on the website
- No.70, Winter 2010 Ishaq, M and Hussain, A. “Ethnic Minority Sole Traders? Experiences of Racial Discrimination”
- No. 67, Spring 2009 Bechhofer, F. and McCrone, D. “Stating the obvious: ten truths about national identity”
- No. 61, Autumn 2007 Silling, P. “New Scots: the Fresh Talent initiative and post-devolution immigration policy”
- No. 58, Winter 2007 Steven, M. “The place of religion in devolved Scottish politics: an interest group analysis of the Church of Scotland and Scottish Catholic Church”
- No. 57, Autumn 2006 Hague, E. “Representations of race and romance: the portrayal of people of Scottish descent in North America by British newspapers, 1997–1999”
- No. 56, Summer 2006 Special edition on “Public Policy and Equality: Mainstreaming Equalities” (guest editors Linda McKie and Sheila Riddell)
- No. 50, Winter 2005 Kelly, E. “Review essay: sectarianism, bigotry and ethnicity — the gulf in understanding“
- No. 49, Autumn 2004 Hopkins, P. “Everyday racism in Scotland: a case study of East Pollokshields”
- No. 42, Winter 2003 Kelly, E. “Challenging sectarianism in Scotland: the prism of racism”
2.3Science and Engineering
Cronin, C., Foster, M. and Lister, E. (1999) “SET for the future: working towards inclusive science, engineering and technology curricula in higher education”, Studies in Higher Education, vol. 24, no. 2, London: Routledge;
Though this paper concentrated on addressing the under-representation of women in SET, many of the issues identified from the research are relevant when considering race-related matters, in particular:
- the inclusion of more realistic problems in course content which considers human, social and ecological matters;
- inclusion of core skills such as communication skills within course content;
- more interactive teaching/learning with clearer links between subjects;
- more consideration of equity issues within department/subject environments;
- usage of a variety of forms of assessment rather than relying solely on formal exams.
As a result of the SET Student Survey, guidelines were drawn up to assist inclusive course design and teaching.
2.4Research reports (a selection)
- Audit Scotland (2008) “The Impact of the Race Equality Duty on Council Services”, Edinburgh: Audit Scotland
- Barclay, A., Bowes, A. et al. (2003) “Asylum Seekers in Scotland”, Edinburgh, Scottish Executive, Social Research
Research commissioned by the Scottish Executive to explore the effects of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 on asylum seekers and devolved services in Scotland.
- Bromley, C. and Curtice, J. (2003) “Attitudes to Discrimination in Scotland”, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive Social Research.
- Bromley, C., Curtice, J. and Given, L. (2007) “Attitudes to Discrimination in Scotland 2006”, , Edinburgh: Scottish Government
- Cassidy, C., O’Connor, R. and Dorrer, N. (2006) “A comparison of how young people from different ethnic groups experience leaving school”
- “Citizens Advice Scotland (2006) ”, Migrant Workers, Edinburgh: CAS
- de Lima, P. (2001) “Needs not Numbers: An Exploration of Minority Ethnic Communities in Rural Scotland”, London: Commission for Racial Equality and Community Development Foundation
- de Lima, P., Jentsch, B. and Whelton, R. (2005) “Migrant Workers in the Highlands and Island”, Inverness: Highlands and Islands Enterprise,
- Homes, A. and Murray, L. (Ipsos MORI Scotland) “Cognitive Question Testing Scotland’s Census Ethnicity Classification”, Edinburgh: Scottish Government
- Hussein, A. and Ishaq, M. (2008) “Managing race equality in Scottish local councils in the aftermath of the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000”, The International Journal of Public Sector Managementvol. 21, no. 6, pp. 586–610
- Netto, G., Arshad, R., de Lima, P., Diniz, F.A., McEwan, M., Patel, V. and Syed, R. (2001) “Audit of Research on Minority Ethnic Issues in Scotland from a “Race” Perspective”, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive Central Research Unit
- Scottish Executive (2004) “Analysis of Ethnicity in the 2001 Census — Summary Report ”
- Scottish Executive (2005) “Review of Race Equality Work in Scotland”
- Scottish Government (2006) “High Level Summary of Equality Statistics: Key Trends for Scotland 2006”
- Scottish Refugee Council (2006) “Warm Welcome? Understanding Public Attitudes to Asylum Seekers in Scotland”
- Stone, V., Macdonald, S., Arshad, R. and de Lima, P. (2005) “Ethnic Identity and the Census Research Report”, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive Social Research
The overall aim of this research was to inform the development of a classification of ethnic identity in Scotland that better captured the diversities of Scottish people and the needs of service providers and users.
2.5The Higher Education Academy: Internationalisation
The Higher Education Academy site’s section on Internationalisation provides an excellent range of resources, case studies, papers, information about forthcoming events that academics looking to consider global issues would find very useful.
There are annual conferences that produce papers which are relevant to issues of equality and diversity. See, for example, Annual Conference 2008
The HEAcademy has been collecting case studies on the theme of Internationalisation.