Transition for a student with special educational needs from primary to secondary school in Hong Kong

Christine Irene FORLIN, Kuen Fung SIN, Rupert MACLEAN

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Abstract

In this paper the authors employ a case study approach to investigate the transition process for a student with special educational needs from a Hong Kong subsidised primary school into a secondary school. An analysis of transcripts from individual and focus group interviews with the student, his parents, his 4 primary teachers and his 10 secondary teachers, as well as government documents and notes of school observations, indicated that a lack of formal procedures for supporting a student's transition can result in a range of significant difficulties. The discussion focuses on the urgent need to develop strategic guidelines at a systemic level within Hong Kong, with a much greater focus on a collaborative school approach rather than the current overreliance on the parents to lead this process. Copyright © 2013 The Authors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-63
JournalAustralasian Journal of Special Education
Volume37
Issue number1
Early online dateMay 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

Citation

Forlin, C., Sin, K. K.-F., & Maclean, R. (2013). Transition for a student with special educational needs from primary to secondary school in Hong Kong. Australasian Journal of Special Education, 37(1), 49-63.

Keywords

  • Transition
  • Hong Kong
  • Parents
  • Students
  • Special educational needs
  • Secondary schooling
  • Support
  • Collaboration

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