This paper examines teachers' stories of children's coping with changing family situations such as divorce or family separation which can induce discontinuities in their lives. Using the case of Hong Kong, a place where ‘East meets West’ in cultures and family relationships, this paper argues for the use of the concept of hybridities in understanding the experiences of children in changing family situations. Teachers' stories show that children in changing family situations are facing new kinds of difficulties from the mixing of modern family forms and traditional family values. Implications to teacher education, policy and practice are suggested. Copyright © 2011 ASPE.
CitationLuk-Fong, P. Y. Y. (2011). Teachers' stories of children coping with family situations and family changes: A Hong Kong hybrid case. Education 3-13, 39(4), 415-427.
- Changing family situations
- Children’s coping