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Eastern European migrants’ experiences of racism in English schools: positions of marginal whiteness and linguistic otherness

Tereshchenko, A; Bradbury, A; Archer, L; (2019) Eastern European migrants’ experiences of racism in English schools: positions of marginal whiteness and linguistic otherness. Whiteness & Education 10.1080/23793406.2019.1584048. (In press).

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Abstract

The number of students in England registered as speaking the languages of Eastern, and Central Europe has grown significantly in the past decade, but these migrants’ educational experiences remain under-researched. This study, based on interviews with students, parents and teachers in four secondary schools in London and in the East of England, found that Eastern European students experience various forms of racism and low expectations from teachers. Using a framework influenced by Critical Race Theory and critical conceptions of whiteness, we argue that these students occupy a position of marginal whiteness, related to their linguistic Otherness. However, as the parents we interviewed were aware, the students do benefit from whiteness if they speak English without an accent so that they are not perceived as ‘foreign’.

Type: Article
Title: Eastern European migrants’ experiences of racism in English schools: positions of marginal whiteness and linguistic otherness
DOI: 10.1080/23793406.2019.1584048
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/23793406.2019.1584048
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Racism, whiteness, Eastern European, EAL, migrant students
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Education, Practice and Society
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10070284
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