Ka-ho, a case study of a Chinese adolescent with dyslexia

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Abstract

Ka-ho is a 14-year-old Chinese adolescent, who was originally interviewed four years ago (see Chu, Chung, & Ho, 2011). In the current interview he revealed problems coping with his feelings about not fitting into the Hong Kong educational system, which is well-known for its pressure to achieve good grades on standardized tests (Poon & Wong, 2008). Ka-ho was somewhat reluctant to discuss his frustrations with homework and reading as well as his relationship with teachers, peers, and his father. This follow-up interview investigates Ka-ho’s academic, social and emotional development during adolescence and hightlights the challenges faced by Chinese students with dyslexia in high school and beyond. Copyright © 2017 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDyslexia in adolescence: Global perspectives
EditorsPeggy L. ANDERSON, Regine MEIER-HEDDE
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Pages68-86
ISBN (Electronic)9781315628769
ISBN (Print)9781317242017, 9781138644526
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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dyslexia
adolescent
emotional development
homework
interview
frustration
social development
educational system
adolescence
Hong Kong
coping
father
teacher
school
student

Citation

Chu, S. S. W., & Chung, K. K. H. (2017). Ka-ho, a case study of a Chinese adolescent with dyslexia. In P.L. Anderson, & R. Meier-Hedde (Eds.), Dyslexia in adolescence: Global perspectives (pp. 68-86). New York: Routledge.