Educational provision for and school experiences of cross-border and immigrant children in Hong Kong

Yuet Mui Celeste YUEN, Rosalind Jane WU

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Abstract

This article is based on a recently completed research project examining the school experiences of two student groups in Hong Kong: cross-border and newly arrived students from mainland China. The study represents a comparative case study of the school experiences of 18 students from six primary schools with a range of crossborder and mainland immigrant students. The overall objective of the empirical work was to examine the school experiences of the two student groups in Hong Kong from a student perspective. Specifically, the study aimed to find out: (a) their curriculum and social experiences in schools and their coping strategies in adapting to Hong Kong schooling; and (b) their perceptions of and sense of belonging within Hong Kong society. Research methods included student tracking and pre and post tracking indepth individual interviews. Implications for future educational policy of and provision for the two student groups will be offered.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Hong Kong
immigrant
school
experience
student
Group
educational policy
research method
primary school
coping
research project
curriculum
China
interview

Citation

Yuen, Y. M. C., & Wu, R. (2008, November). Educational provision for and school experiences of cross-border and immigrant children in Hong Kong. Poster session presented at the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) Conference 2008: Educational Research for Innovation & Quality in Education: Policy & Pedagogical Engagements Across Contexts, National Institute of Education, Singapore.