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SUPPORTING ETHNIC MINORITY STUDENTS LEARNING THE CHINESE LANGUAGE IN MULTILINGUAL HONG KONG

Shek Kam-Tse & Sau Yan Hui. The University of Hong Kong.


Page 15: The use of differentiated learning materials in the classroom ... succeeded in attracting and interesting all of the students in the class. In contrast, students in classes taught be teachers who had relied on commercially available materials with all students in the same class appeared disaffected.


Page 21: School B teachers had adopted a differentiated curriculum strategy ... this had greatly helped students to elevate their attainment.


Page 23: Chinese language teachers in HK secondary schools are reluctant to change favoured pedagogy, instead find solace in using the prescribed textbook.

Teachers seemed reluctant to meet the NCS immigrant students half-way and utilise methods that capitalise on the first language prowess of the NCS students.


"One is tempted to wonder what can be done to persuade Chinese language teachers ever to change their practice".


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