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Hong Kong Unison | Ethnic Minority Parent Opinions- support measures, Kindergarten education scheme

Ethnic Minority Parent's Opinions on existing support measures in the Kindergarten education scheme.

Findings include: The Chinese foundation of the children built in KGs does not give ethnic minority parents confidence to send their children to a mainstream primary school. Not every schemed kindergarten (KG) provides a Chinese language environment, and de facto racial segregation is found in some KGs.

The main teaching language used in KGs are influenced by the racial composition in class. If KGs have a high concentration of ethnic minority students in schools, they mostly will use English as the main classroom language. Hence although they are local schools under the Free KG Scheme and adopt the local curriculum, they do not provide a Chinese language learning environment.

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