INTERETHNIC BULLYING AND MICROAGGRESSIONS AS FACTORS AFFECTING THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES OF MINORITY CHILDREN

Research on bullying and microaggressions on ethnic grounds as factors shaping minority children’s experience at school is sparse. There is however evidence that prejudiced, hostile, and discriminatory attitudes and actions of classmates and teachers towards pupils belonging to minority groups are indeed present in many schools and affect the overall academic performance and educational outcomes of these children. In particular, there is ample evidence of bullying and microaggressions directed against pupils of Roma background.

This project will seek to shed light on the specificities of interethnic bullying, as well as its impact on the academic performance and educational outcome of minority children, with a focus on Roma children’s experience.

On this topic, the Cluster will seek to develop the following activities:

  • A pilot project in Schleswig-Holstein, researching the prevalence of interethnic bullying in schools and the effectiveness of relevant policies addressing this issue; the output is projected to be an ECMI research paper.
  • A workshop focusing on micro-aggressions and bullying in education, and respectively the policy response to these issues in Europe, with the view of preparing a major grant application to be submitted in 2021.

The project is developed by ECMI Senior Researcher Dr Andreea Cârstocea and ECMI Researcher Polina Sulima

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