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ERIC Number: EJ1014628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0952-3383
Parental Account of Support for Specific Learning Difficulties in Hong Kong
Poon-McBrayer, Kim Fong; McBrayer, Philip Allen
British Journal of Special Education, v40 n2 p65-71 Jun 2013
Parents play a significant role in the education of children with special needs. Recent national policies have aimed to improve support for students with specific learning difficulties and their families in Hong Kong. Literature on the experiences of children with specific learning difficulties in Hong Kong is scarce. This study, by Kim Fong Poon-McBrayer of the Hong Kong Institute of Education and Philip Allen McBrayer of the University of Guam, attempts to capture a glimpse of the support for students with specific learning difficulties through their parents' account of experiences with school practices. Findings indicated parents' frustration over the use of grade retention as a remedial method, the use of expulsion as a disciplinary strategy, limited instructional support, and a lack of school-initiated communication to inform, engage or support parents in the special education process which in turn resulted in a poor home--school relationship. Recommendations centred on policy enforcement, reducing class size and teacher workload, and improving home-school relationships. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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