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Ethnic Minority – The Savior Of Schools?, Kui-Pui Chan Jul 2013

Ethnic Minority – The Savior Of Schools?, Kui-Pui Chan

Department of Education Studies Conference Paper

Many secondary schools face critical enrolment situation because of the drastic drop in birth rate more than a decade ago, it is expected that 5000 less secondary school places are needed each year. Many schools look on ethnic minorities as saviors so as to avoid school closure.

More than 13 years of experience working for ethnic minority in Hong Kong, Dr Chan Kui Pui transformed a Chinese medium secondary school to one of the first “designated”(1) schools now admitting more than 800 students of South Asian ethnicities. He also became the principal of a “closing”(2) primary school and ...