This paper describes the moves towards greater inclusion in the Hong Kong education system and the problems that have arisen from those moves. It then describes the introduction of an adapted version of the Index for Inclusion, called the Indicators for Inclusion in Hong Kong, in order to stimulate greater progress. As the adapted Hong Kong Indicators for Inclusion are developed in a unique education culture and based on a particular notion of inclusion, it may be of interest to international readers to see the impact of culture differences in shaping the Indicators. Further, the Hong Kong Indicators for Inclusion are connected with school self-evaluation and performance standards. The interaction between inclusion and school evaluation will be explored. The paper questions the use of the indicator system to drive inclusion in Hong Kong and the assumptions regarding the capacity of schools for self-review. Copyright © 2006 Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.
CitationHeung, V. (2006). Can the introduction of an inclusion index move a system forward? International Journal of Inclusive Education, 10(4-5), 309-322.
- School management and organization
- Schools -- Evaluation
- Performance standards
- Public institutions
- Cultural pluralism
- Educational anthropology