This research will investigate current educational provision for ethnic minority students in Hong Kong's schools in the light of the proposed Bill. It will use a 'macro-micro' approach that acknowledges the importance of different levels of policy making and interpretation. First, the current systemic policy context that influences educational provision in Hong Kong will be examined with special reference to minority students. The local context will be compared with international policy trends in the provision of education for minority students. This comparison will enable benchmarks of provision to be established. Second, school level policy and practice will be examined to determine how educational provision at the local level operates in relation to minority students. Understanding this level is important because it is here that the basis for discriminatroy behavior will be most likely to manifest itself. Third, the views of ethnic minority parents and students will be gathered to develop insight to the actual experiences of ethnic minority families in Hong Kong. In particular the focus will be on their aspirations for education and the barriers, if any, that they see as a result of current educational provision.
|Effective start/end date||01/09/06 → 30/11/09|