School Work Can Be a Struggle for Families Hit by Racism, Says Research
CHILDREN from families subjected to racist abuse are more likely to struggle in school, according to new research. The study, by the Institute for Social and Economic Research at Essex University, found that racial prejudice had an impact on children as young as five.
Youngsters from the families affected were found to be more likely to struggle with cognitive tests and faced more socio-emotional problems than other children their ages.
The findings were based on a study of 2,000 five-year-olds from ethnic minority backgrounds and their mothers. Of the women, more than one in five had experienced racist abuse, with 23% suffering verbal insults in the past 12 months, …
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Publication information: Article title: School Work Can Be a Struggle for Families Hit by Racism, Says Research. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: September 3, 2012. Page number: 12. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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