News coverage on the study "Exploring Intersectional Experiences of South Asian Ethnic Minority Students and Families in Special Educational Context in Hong Kong"
07 Sep 2022
Funded by the Equal Opportunities Commission, the Caritas Institute of Higher Education research team conducted the study "Exploring Intersectional Experiences of South Asian Ethnic Minority Students and Families in Special Educational Context in Hong Kong" in the period of February 2021 to January 2022. This is the first quality academic study of its kind in special educational needs studies in Hong Kong. Led by Dr. Kim Kwok, former Associate Professor of CIHE, the study covers in-depth interviews with 15 South Asian families with children with special educational needs and 7 key informants in relevant education and social service sectors. The findings help to enhance our understanding on the needs, challenges encountered and support received by South Asian students and their families in navigating the special educational needs and healthcare systems as well as making recommendations for reducing barriers for building a more disability-inclusive society in Hong Kong. Follow-up activities in the form of community education were conducted in collaboration with Caritas Rehabilitation Service Parents Resource Centre and Hong Kong Christian Service M.O.T.I.ON Multicultural Outreaching Team for Inclusion. Here are the related news coverage (Some articles are in Chinese only) :
研究指少數族裔SEN求學遇更多障礙 有家長被醫生歧視「返屋企啦」 (香港獨立媒體)
港僅設一間SEN英文學校費用貴 研究揭少數族裔SEN學生遇語言障礙 (香港01)
本港欠資助英語特殊教育學校 南亞族裔SEN學生支援存制度性障礙 (AM730)
Study finds uphill struggle for ethnic minority youngsters with special education needs in Hong Kong (South China Morning Post)