"Cloistered multiculturalism"? Challenges in connecting an ethnically diverse school to its local Chinese community

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Abstract

This chapter takes a global education project conducted in a faith-based, ethnically diverse school as a prism to consider contemporary politics of diversity in Hong Kong. The school’s climate – even without a broader diversity policy in the city – provides important lessons for enabling support structures for ethnic minority students. Despite making the school culturally relevant to students, school representatives spoke of a deep divide between the school and the local Chinese community. This perceived division, we suggest, elicits necessary discussion about moving forward proactive efforts to support fruitful relations across cultural groups, which thus far are marked by paucity at the broader structural and societal levels. Copyright © 2021 selection and editorial matter, Christine Halse and Kerry J. Kennedy; individual chapters, the contributors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMulticulturalism in turbulent times
EditorsChristine HALSE, Kerry J. KENNEDY
Place of PublicationOxon; New York
PublisherRoutledge
Pages124-140
ISBN (Electronic)9781003090090
ISBN (Print)9780367546724, 9780367546731
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2021

Citation

Gube, J., & Bryant, D. A. (2021). "Cloistered multiculturalism"? Challenges in connecting an ethnically diverse school to its local Chinese community. In C. Halse & K. J. Kennedy (Eds.), Multiculturalism in turbulent times (pp. 124-140). Oxon; New York: Routledge.

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