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      Pre-primary education and Chinese language acquisition of ethnic minority students in Hong Kong: a multidisciplinary critical evaluation

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      Asian Education and Development Studies
      Emerald

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          Abstract

          Purpose

          This review study focuses on the framework for pre-primary education and language acquisition for non-Chinese-speaking students (NCS students) from ethnic minority families (EM families) in Hong Kong.

          Design/methodology/approach

          This paper adopts a multidisciplinary perspective that involves both assessing the broader governing framework and researching their specific needs. In its overview of the significant changes made in recent years and an exploration of the gaps in the framework, with reference to other jurisdictions, along with input from developmental psychology as it relates to the issues faced by NCS students.

          Findings

          This study contributes to the literature on how to shape further policies and reforms to optimize learning of NCS children in Hong Kong from a young age. This helps NCS students and families achieve their right to education and equal opportunities and schools to cater the needs of these students and families, which is essential to providing an enriched learning environment for our children regardless of their ethnicity.

          Originality/value

          This study uses multidisciplinary approach to study pre-primary education and Chinese language acquisition of ethnic minority students in Hong Kong.

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                Journal
                Asian Education and Development Studies
                AEDS
                Emerald
                2046-3162
                August 10 2021
                September 13 2022
                August 10 2021
                September 13 2022
                : 11
                : 4
                : 691-701
                Article
                10.1108/AEDS-04-2021-0081
                13466bf0-5d4e-41c0-8614-e0eea4e6ea54
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