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ERIC Number: ED104751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 18
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School Characteristics, Student Mobility Rates and Outlets in Hong Kong.
Lam, Yee Lay Jack
This survey compares mobility and outlets of secondary students in Hong Kong by the type of schools within the educational system. Student mobility is defined as transfer to other local schools, transfer to overseas schools, and dropping out. The six types of schools within the system include three Anglo-Chinese instructed schools -- government, partially aided government, and private -- and three Chinese instructed schools -- also government, partially aided government, and private. As a rule, fully funded government schools have the greatest operational budgets, best facilities, and most competent teaching staffs while private schools have the worst. Results indicate that for 39 secondary schools in the sample, student transfer and dropout rate was lower in government schools which used English as the medium for instruction and correspondingly higher in private Chinese schools. It is postulated that schools using English have greater social prestige which retards student mobility. Students in the better government schools had a greater chance to transfer to other Hong Kong schools while those students eliminated from less prestigious schools either studied abroad or joined the working ranks. It is recommended that the government devise a method for bringing about equity of subsidies to schools to reduce student overseas transfer and dropout rate from the less well financed schools. (DE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong