Does diversity in society inevitably lead to a rise in xenophobia among children and young people?

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Cowie, H, Myers, C and Aziz, R (2017). Does diversity in society inevitably lead to a rise in xenophobia among children and young people? International Journal for Emotional Education. 9 (2), pp. 90-99.
AuthorsCowie, H, Myers, C and Aziz, R

Across Europe, and in the context of a post-BREXIT situation, society is having to accommodate to large numbers of people from diverse cultures. There is a reported increase in xenophobic incidents, bullying and social exclusion, indicating that diversity runs the risk of intolerance and prejudice. This is played out in all manner of social situations in schools and universities, in the community and in the workplace. This discussion paper, written by three U.K. Social Scientists representing the disciplines of psychology, criminology, education and sociology, focuses on the legal and moral aspects of the issue as well as on interventions that promote tolerance and xenophilia in a range of social contexts. It concludes with recommendations to social scientists in all European countries to enter the debate and carry out research in this challenging and highly topical field.

JournalInternational Journal for Emotional Education
Journal citation9 (2), pp. 90-99
PublisherCentre for Resilience & Socio-Emotional Health
ISSN2073 7629
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Print28 Nov 2017
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Deposited28 Nov 2017
Accepted15 Sep 2017
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