Researching Diversity in Education in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

By Susan M. Bridges, Liz Jackson, Patcy Yeung, Kit Chan, Ida A. C. Mok and Sarah Jane Aiston.

Published by The International Journal of Diversity in Education

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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.

Keywords: Diversity, Hong Kong, China, Education Policy, Inclusive Education, Chinese Language Education, Multicultural Education, Higher Education Policy, Professional Education, Academic Mobility, Internationalization, Gender Equity, Women

The International Journal of Diversity in Education, Volume 16, Issue 3, September 2016, pp.1-14. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: September 20, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 903.425KB)).

Dr. Susan M. Bridges

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education/Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Dr. Liz Jackson

Assistant Professor, Division of Policy, Administration, and Social Sciences Education, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Patcy Yeung

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Kit Chan

Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Dr. Ida A. C. Mok

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Sarah Jane Aiston

Senior Lecturer in Educational Studies, School of Education, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK