Survey on the Chinese Learning Challenges faced by South Asian Ethnic Minority Kindergarten Students from Low-Income Families
Some of the main findings include:
The majority of the parents deemed learning Chinese important for their children’s future development and planned on sending their children to mainstream primary schools so they can learn Chinese.
Close to three-fifths of the parents were illiterate in Chinese, making it difficult to help their children learn Chinese
Close to 80 per cent of the parents reported that the kindergartens were the only places their children learnt Chinese
Over half of the kindergartens did not provide South Asian students with additional Chinese learning support