Toward an inclusive and holistic reform: Support for students with disabilities after 3+3

Kim Fong POON-MCBRAYER

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Abstract

This article briefly examined the development and reforms of education for students with disabilities worldwide in the last 50 years and that of Hong Kong in the last 3 decades. It addressed the significant progress seen in Hong Kong and called for the need to install systems of transition planning and post-secondary support services that are currently absent in Hong Kong. Benefits of having these systems were discussed, drawing overseas examples in countries such as the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia where students with disabilities participate in and are accommodated at all levels of education. It was emphasized that the massive education reforms aiming at transforming the entire education system into a flexible system to accommodate diverse learners and promote lifelong learning for all would have been a perfect platform to address such gaps and issues. The conclusion of the paper calls for discourse and collaboration among relevant stakeholders toward a more inclusive and holistic reform. Copyright © 2009 The Hong Kong Special Education Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
JournalHong Kong Special Education Forum
Volume11
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

Citation

Poon-McBrayer, K. F. (2009). Toward an inclusive and holistic reform: Support for students with disabilities after 3+3. Hong Kong Special Education Forum, 11, 1-11.

Keywords

  • Special education
  • Students with disabilities
  • Support services at post-secondary levels
  • Transition planning
  • Education reform

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