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Chee, Wai-Chi; Ullah, Rizwan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Ethnic minority parents often appear to be less involved in school functions and activities than their culturally dominant counterparts. Their invisibility is usually assumed due to a lack of either interest or parental capacity to oversee their children's education. However, the simplistic equation between parental involvement in children's…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent School Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Yuen, Celeste Y. M.; Leung, Cheung-Shing Sam – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Investigations into the role of religiosity among Muslim youth have been undertaken mainly by international scholars in the West. To fill the knowledge gap, we use original qualitative data to examine empirically an under-research area of belonging and identity of the new generation of Muslim youth in Hong Kong. The narratives review lives of…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Aspiration, Muslims, Immigrants
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Liaw, Yuan-Ling; Wu, Yuanyue; Rutkowski, David; Rutkowski, Leslie – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
International large-scale assessments such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) have emerged as important tools for understanding educational systems within Asia and around the world. Although the achievement scales tend to capture the majority of the world's attention the background scales have become important tools in…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Achievement Tests
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Au, Wai Chun Cherry; Kennedy, Kerry John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Hong Kong underwent tremendous changes after the transfer of its sovereignty to China in 1997. This study attempts to explore the changing role of schools in preparing students for future democratic citizenship in the post-colonial era. Different researchers have postulated that schools play a crucial role in the political socialization process in…
Descriptors: Role, Academic Achievement, Civics, Teaching Methods
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Bhowmik, Miron Kumar; Kennedy, Kerry J. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This paper reports a case study on Maneesha Rai, a Nepalese girl living in Hong Kong and an "out of school" student. Based on in-depth interviews, a case was constructed of her previous school days and current "out of school" days. These provided a vivid picture of her life and several themes were created using schema analysis…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Minority Groups, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries
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Gu, Mingyue Michelle; Mak, Barley; Qu, Xiaoyuan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This article explores how ethnic minority students in Hong Kong secondary schools discursively construct their identities in relation to culture, heritage, and social discourse. It finds that the ethnic minority students negotiate their identities within multiple positioning from parents, school, and the broader social discourse on minority…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Minority Group Students, Secondary School Students
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Shum, Mark; Gao, Fang; Ki, Wing Wah – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
The enactment of the revised School Places Allocation Systems at the compulsory stage in 2004 had the aim of desegregating Hong Kong's non-Chinese linguistic minority (NCLM) students by including them into ethnic Chinese-dominated mainstream primary and secondary schools. Because of the presumed cause-consequence relationship between…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Academic Achievement, School Desegregation, Correlation
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Cheung, Chi-Kim; Jhaveri, Aditi Dubey – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This paper argues that the planned introduction of visual literacy into the New Secondary School Curriculum can play a crucial role in enabling students to think critically and creatively in Hong Kong's highly visual landscape. As Hong Kong's educational system remains entrenched in long-established and conventional pedagogies, the primacy given…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Skill Development, Visual Literacy, Educational Change
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Kwo, Ora; Bray, Mark – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
While research is increasingly available on the scale and costs of private supplementary tutoring, less information focuses on its pedagogical dimensions. This paper addresses patterns in Hong Kong. The paper begins with the quantitative picture solicited through questionnaires for students in Grades 9 and 12, and then turns to data from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Tutoring, Questionnaires
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Hue, Ming-tak; Kennedy, Kerry John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
One of the challenges facing Hong Kong schools is the growing cultural diversity of the student population that is a result of the growing number of ethnic minority students in the schools. This study uses semi-structured interviews with 12 American, Canadian, Indian, Nepalese and Pakistani teachers working in three secondary schools in the public…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Foreign Countries, Minority Group Teachers, Cultural Pluralism
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Kuah-Pearce, Khun Eng; Fong, Yiu-Chak – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
This paper explores the construction of local and national identities among secondary school students in post-colonial Hong Kong. As a Chinese society that has undergone a prolonged period of British colonial rule, the reunification of capitalist Hong Kong with the motherland under socialism in 1997 has set the context for a negotiation of…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy
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Chiu, Ming Ming; Ho, Esther Sui Chu – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2006
We examine the effects of family structures and processes on student achievement in Hong Kong. Specifically, we show that the negative effects of single parenthood in past studies are not universal. In Hong Kong, 4,405 15-year-old students completed a questionnaire, and tests in reading, mathematics and science. We analysed the data using…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Family Structure