‘Out of school’ ethnic minority young people in Hong Kong

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Abstract

This book offers a comprehensive overview of ‘out of school’ ethnic minority young people in Hong Kong. The focus is on the extent of the phenomena, reasons behind it and a description of ‘out of school’ life. Employing qualitative research methods and adopting a case study approach that involved fieldwork comprising 15 in-depth interviews and 2 observations with 11 ‘out of school’ ethnic minority young people, this book provides detailed insights into the phenomena. Information gained from an additional 22 in-depth interviews with 20 other stakeholders related to ethnic minority education, from time spent at three schools and key document analysis are also incorporated. Drawing on critical race theory, this book presents a critical discussion of the ‘out of school’ issue for ethnic minority young people in a privileged Chinese context. Copyright © 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
ISBN (Print)9789811003257, 9789811003271
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016

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national minority
Hong Kong
school
document analysis
interview
qualitative method
Singapore
research method
qualitative research
stakeholder
science
education

Citation

Bhowmik, M. K., & Kennedy, K. J. (2016). ‘Out of school’ ethnic minority young people in Hong Kong. Singapore: Springer.

Keywords

  • Ethnic minorities in Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong minority students
  • Immigrant students in Hong Kong
  • Minority education
  • Multicultural education
  • School failures
  • ‘Out of school’ Children