Authentic school partnerships for enabling inclusive education in Hong Kong

Christine Irene FORLIN, Richard ROSE

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Abstract

Education reform towards a whole school approach to catering for diversity within Hong Kong government schools has seen the initiation of several strategies to support mainstream schools in this transition. One of these approaches is the use of a resource school model. Special and mainstream schools in Hong Kong are being invited to establish themselves as resource support hubs for partner mainstream schools. This paper investigates how this model is being implemented by considering one of each type of resource school. Three broad themes have emerged that relate to the type of support being offered and sought: the school ethos and culture of the partner schools; and management issues. The effectiveness of a resource model is evaluated for its use in Hong Kong. Copyright © 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 nasen.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-22
JournalJournal of Research in Special Educational Needs
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

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Forlin, C., & Rose, R. (2010). Authentic school partnerships for enabling inclusive education in Hong Kong. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 10(1), 13-22.

Keywords

  • Disability
  • Support schools
  • Special education needs
  • Inclusion
  • Hong Kong
  • Diversity