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Inclusive School

We cannot afford to spurn economic dividend from inclusive education

Dr York Chow Yat-ngok. Photo: Felix Wong

The appointment of a retired government stalwart as Equal Opportunities Commissioner raised a few eyebrows. Former health minister Dr York Chow Yat-ngok did not endear himself initially to those concerned about a conflict of interest by following the government line against a consultation on legal protection for sexual minorities.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 1:42am 2 comments

Special teachers in demand

The number and variety of programmes catering to children with special educational needs (SEN) have risen significantly in recent years, particularly at international schools.

3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


Gender equality is an important right

Males and females should be equal. However, it seems that they still cannot enjoy the same rights. A few months ago, a female teacher was fired because she refused to wear a skirt to school. Obviously, this is a kind of discrimination.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Should special needs students be integrated into regular classes?

Each week our two teenagers debate a hot topic. This week...

Jeffrey Wong, 19, Diocesan Boys' School

12 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Help for those living in a world of their own

Special needs (SN) education provision continues to be a contentious issue in Hong Kong. Generally parents and educators agree that provision is steadily growing but many believe it is still not a priority in Hong Kong schools. However, there have been some notable developments over the past year.

16 Jun 2007 - 12:00am


Hong Kong has a dizzying choice of schools for the parent with children approaching school age.

Information is now more abundant and accessible than ever. Schools produce brochures and many have useful websites. But the task of choosing is still time-consuming and potentially overwhelming.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am