Asad, Ameena

Start date:
September 2022
Research Topic:
Racism in secondary schools
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Katy Greenland
Supervising school:
School of Social Sciences,
Primary funding source:
External Sponsor:
Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team Wales

A recent report by Racial Alliance Wales (2021) highlighted that ‘racism’ continues to be a problem within Wales’s educational institutions.

Anti-racism policies in schools should provide guidance towards achieving social justice for all pupils within Wales’s educational institutions. Yet, in the absence of a universally agreed definition of ‘racism’, school policies hold the potential to further exacerbate, reinforce and maintain racial inequalities systematically and institutionally.

My PhD proposes to look at racialised pupils’ everyday experience of discrimination within various Secondary schools across Wales. I will be looking at schools’ Anti-racism policies to understand how effective existing policies are towards tackling racism within secondary schools across Wales.