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ERIC Number: EJ804720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 105
ISSN: ISSN-1555-6913
Special Education in Hong Kong: Background, Contemporary Trends and Issues in Programs for Learners with Disabilities
Lian, Ming-Gon John; Tse, Andrew Chung-yee; Li, Alison Man Ching
Journal of the International Association of Special Education, v8 n1 p5-19 Spr 2007
Since the handover of the sovereignty from the United Kingdom to the People's Republic of China in 1997, there have been a series of change, development, and related issues in special education programs for learners with disabilities in Hong Kong. In this paper, we try to describe the background and recent trends, issues, and implications that have evolved in the past 10 years, including curriculum reform, inclusive education, change of academic structure, and quality-level school program advancement, which have directly or indirectly led to specific program enhancement in more appropriate assessment, curriculum tailoring, effective instructional strategies, information/instructional and assistive technology, parental involvement and home-school partnership, program effectiveness evaluation, and action research. The conclusion pinpoints current needs in further staff development, local and international networking, and overall team efforts.
International Association of Special Education. c/o College of Education, Northern Arizona University, P.O. Box 5774, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5774. Tel: 928-523-8979; Fax: 928-523-1929; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong