China Daily | Teaching Chinese to ethnic minority requires commitment
by Manoj Dhar
Commenting on HKU/Oxfam Hong Kong report.
"...the current narrative hinges on educators’ tendency to frequently blame their failure on the ethnic background of NCS students. This discriminatory societal mindset in an economy as developed as Hong Kong doesn’t really help the cause of extending equal opportunities to a deeply disadvantaged group of fellow residents..."
"while in terms of policy support, Hong Kong’s schools and educators are not lacking in resources, they seem to have utterly lost their way when it comes to implementation and translating the government support into measurable improvements in the Chinese-language ability of their NCS students."