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Hong Kong, Education of Ethnic Minorities in

Hong Kong is a multicultural society, although the presence of ethnic groups other than the dominant Chinese heritage constitutes only 6% of the population. Students who are racially, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically different from the Chinese mainstream group are referred as non-Chinese speakers (NCS) in Hong Kong public schools. This entry discusses the absence of a psychosocial environment in the Hong Kong educational system that is responsive to the process of social reproduction or lower occupational attainment among ethnic groups of Hong Kong. It describes how the admission policy based on language leads to segregation and impacts access to higher education and problems in learning the Chinese language. Also described are the roles of parents and social organizations and the consequences of what has ...

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