Determinants of ethnic minority students’ sense of belonging in Hong Kong: Teachers’ narratives and perspectives

Shahid KARIM, Ming Tak HUE

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Abstract

This article examines nine secondary school teachers’ narratives and perspectives about the determinants of their ethnic minority students’ sense of belonging in Hong Kong. The thematic analysis of their in-depth interviews reveals three sets of determinants of belonging, including demographic, personal, and intercultural factors. The study findings underscore the importance of students’ socialisation contexts and the critical role of the Chinese language curriculum and the social reception towards non-European immigrants in Hong Kong. The paper discusses the potential avenues of educational policy and practice interventions for developing a stronger sense of belonging among young people with immigrant and ethnic minority backgrounds in the multicultural societies of settlement. Copyright © 2022 Informa UK Limited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-242
JournalAsian Ethnicity
Volume24
Issue number2
Early online date13 Sept 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Citation

Karim, S., & Hue, M. T. (2023). Determinants of ethnic minority students’ sense of belonging in Hong Kong: Teachers’ narratives and perspectives. Asian Ethnicity, 24(2), 221-242. doi: 10.1080/14631369.2022.2122397

Keywords

  • Sense of belonging
  • Ethnic minorities
  • Secondary school students
  • Hong Kong

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