Study into racism and bullying in schools

  • Elizabeth Nassem

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Period5 Jul 2011

    Media contributions


    Media contributions

    • TitleStudy into racism and bullying in schools
      Degree of recognitionRegional
      Media name/outletHuddersfield Daily Examiner
      Media typePrint
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      DescriptionRACISM is still an issue in England’s schools, with pupils and teachers showing racist behaviour, research suggests.

      More than four-fifths (83%) of teachers questioned said they had witnessed racist attitudes or behaviour amongst their students.

      This included name calling, comments, jokes and stereotyping of different races.

      And a researcher at the University of Huddersfield said studies locally had shown that such issues did occur in schools across West Yorkshire.

      Elizabeth Nassem, who is working on a study of bullying in schools, knows first hand the problems.

      She is the daughter of an Egyptian and was subjected to name-calling at school, even though she was born and brought up in the UK.

      She said the new study highlighted problems she had come across in her research.

      “At virtually every level in our schools, there is some sort of racism and bullying.
      PersonsElizabeth Nassem