Oxfam Hong Kong | Study on the Challenges Faced by Mainstream Schools in Educating Ethnic Minorities
Research report written by: Dr. Loh Ka Yee Elizabeth (The University of Hong Kong) Dr. Hung On Ying (The University of Hong Kong)
The most comprehensive report to date describing the challenges faced by NCS students and their teachers.
The report includes:
Number of NCS students in mainstream HK schools is on the rise
NCS students continue to lag behind Chinese students academically
Teacher training inadequate & too theoretical
Lack of mainstream curriculum-based Chinese language support
Teaching NCS students is a burden for teachers who have spend a lot of time creating support materials
NCS students pulled out of Mandarin classes for extra Cantonese lessons - missing out on Mandarin
Teachers find it difficult to communicate with parents of NCS students
95% of the interviewed principals agreed that there is a lack of teaching materials that are targeting students with Chinese as a second language and corresponding to the mainstream curriculum at the same time.
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