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EDUHK | 'No Child Left Behind': Does It Apply to Ethnic Minority Students in Hong Kong?

Report by Miron K Bhowmik & Kerry J Kennedy

  • the number of designated schools is going higher who are pre-dominantly catering for EMSs. While the number of designated school was 15 in 2006/07, it has now reached to 30

  • this designated schools concept has been highly criticized as a discriminatory approach itself mainly because of it reinforces segregation rather than integration

  • ...requests to introduce an alternative Chinese language curriculum for EMSs or Chinese as a second language curriculum, EDB emphasizing The Supplementary Guide to the Chinese Language Curriculum for NCS Students...

  • The GCSE Chinese qualification for EMSs is recognized to get access into the higher education institute or job market, still some places require higher proficiency which limits the choices of EMSs.

  • The need for alternative or second language curriculum for Chinese language

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