Education for all–but not Hong Kong’s ethnic minority students

Miron Kumar Bhowmik, Kerry J. Kennedy, Ming Tak Hue

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Abstract

School participation rates in Hong Kong are acknowledged to be high but not always for the city’s ethnic minority students. Case study was used to portray the ‘out of school’ phenomenon for ethnic minority students at a secondary school in Hong Kong through the experiences of one such ethnic minority student. Morshed, a Pakistani student, participated with the researchers in an unstructured in-depth interview. In addition, interviews were also conducted with the principal, two teachers, and one support staff from the school. The study showed the complex interaction of school contexts and personal life issues that influenced Morshed’s dropping out of school. Implications are drawn for providing better school support that can facilitate more positive schooling experiences for Hong Kong’s ethnic minority students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-679
Number of pages19
JournalRace Ethnicity and Education
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2018

Keywords

  • Drop out
  • Hong Kong
  • ethnic minority students
  • school failure
  • ‘out of school’

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education

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