Towards 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.
此文檢視過去五十年世界各地特殊教育的發展及改革,並回顧香港近三十年的進展。除討論香港的重要發展外,亦呼籲設立現時還未建立的弱能學生離校轉銜計劃和高中後的支援服務。文內引用國外如美國、英國、加拿大、澳洲等國家實例來討論這些制度帶來的好處,使這些國家弱能人仕在各學習階段的教育都得到支援。由於香港大型教育改革強調把教育制度靈活化,以便能彈性地作出調適去切合學生的學習需要,作者認為教育改革提供了最佳的途徑來處理這些議題,最後並呼籲各方持訓者開始談論和合作,以使教育改革的成果更為包容和完整。Copyright © 2009 The Special Education Society of Hong Kong Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
JournalHong Kong Special Education Forum
Volume11
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

Citation

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

Keywords

  • Education reforms
  • Support services at post-secondary levels
  • Transition planning
  • Special education
  • Students with disabilities
  • 教育改革
  • 後高中支援服務
  • 轉銜計劃
  • 特殊教育
  • 弱能學生

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