Researching diversity in education in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Liz JACKSON, Susan M. BRIDGES, Patcy YEUNG, Kit CHAN, Ida A. C. MOK, Sarah Jane AISTON

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This introductory article for the special issue of “The International Journal of Diversity in Education” weaves the research interests and histories of members of the local organizing committee for the Fifteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations held at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in July 2015. These members share a common research context—diversity and education in Hong Kong and the article aims to reflect that, although from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and concerns with different sectors and approaches to education, our collective interest centers on education and social justice in Hong Kong. Issues explored in K-12 schooling range across: inclusive education, Chinese language support for special education needs children and non-Chinese speaking (NCS) learners, and multicultural education. Issues explored in higher education focus on the academic workforce in Hong Kong, both in terms of internationalization policy and academic mobility in professional education, and with regard to gender equity and the role of women in the academy. Copyright © 2016 Common Ground Publishing, Susan M. Bridges, Liz Jackson, Patcy Yeung, Kit Chan, Ida A. C. Mok, Sarah Jane Aiston, All Rights Reserved
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
JournalThe International Journal of Diversity in Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016


Jackson, L., Bridges, S. M., Yeung, P., Chan, K., Mok, I. A. C., & Aiston, S. J. (2016). Researching diversity in education in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The International Journal of Diversity in Education, 16(3), 1-14. doi: 10.18848/2327-0020/CGP/v16i03/1-14


  • Diversity
  • Hong Kong
  • China
  • Education policy
  • Inclusive education
  • Chinese language education
  • Multicultural education
  • Higher education policy
  • Professional education
  • Academic mobility
  • Internationalization
  • Gender equity
  • Women


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