Saturday Russian schools and parents’ social networking: two-way cooperation?

Ivashinenko, N. (2019) Saturday Russian schools and parents’ social networking: two-way cooperation? Migration Letters, 16(2), pp. 165-174.

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How does the relationship between parents whose children attend the Saturday Russian schools in Scotland influence their social networks? How are complementary Russian schools involved in this social networking, and how does this social networking support the schools’ development? This article explores these questions using qualitative research in four Russian schools in Scotland. It contributes to the discussion about the dynamic nature of migrant social networks which depends on the relationships between actors (Ryan, 2011, Dedeoglu, 2014) and the organisational landscape (Vasey, 2016). Expanding on the existing literature in this area, my research investigates social networking in the Russian schools as a two-way process influencing both the socialising Russian-speaking parents and the Russian schools’ development based on parents’ social networks.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This research was carried out to form part of my thesis at the University of Glasgow with generous financial support received from GRAMNET, Research Centre EON, and the Research Centre for Social Systems between 2012 and 2017.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ivashinenko, Dr Nina
Authors: Ivashinenko, N.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences
Journal Name:Migration Letters
Publisher:Transnational Press
ISSN (Online):1741-8992
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Migration Letters
First Published:First published in Migration Letters 16(2):165-174
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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