1st Edition

Supporting Diverse Students in Asian Inclusive Classrooms From Policies and Theories to Practice

Edited By Ming-Tak Hue, Shahid Karim Copyright 2022
    264 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    264 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This edited book is uniquely set in the context of Chinese societies. It deals with the issues of inclusive education in a Chinese context and examines inclusion from the experience of Hong Kong schools.

    Like other countries, in Hong Kong, inclusive education has been promoted through Integrated Education (IE) and the Whole-School Approach (WSA). Recently, the government has introduced the induction of Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) in each Hong Kong school to help diverse students, especially students with special educational needs (SEN) and to develop inclusive teaching and learning practices. This book is one of the first to examine the influence of contextual and Chinese cultural factors in the field of inclusive education, in regard to how schools support students with diverse learning needs and SEN. It also offers an account of context-specific measures towards promoting inclusive education.

    This book will help scholars and school practitioners in Asia in particular and in the West, in general, develop a comprehensive understanding of context-specific inclusive practices in education for students with diverse learning needs.

    1. Global Perspectives and the Challenge of Inclusive Education
    Shahid Karim and Ming-Tak Hue
    2. Educational Policies on the Promotion of Inclusion in Hong Kong Schools
    Ming-Tak Hue
    3. Piecemeal Policies and Measures in Supporting Non-Chinese Students in Hong Kong
    Shahid Karim
    4. Autism Spectrum Disorder and High-functioning Autism in Children
    Da Jiang
    5. How to Understand Dyslexia: From Domain-Specific to Domain General Factors
    Duo Liu Phil and Zhengye Xu
    6. Speech, Language and Communication Disorders
    Suk Han Lau Polly
    7. Challenges for Gifted and Talented Students in Hong Kong: Insights from an Asynchronous Development Perspective and Chinese Cultural Values
    Mavis Wu-jing He, Anna Na-na Hui and Tim I-mau Tsang
    8. Supporting Students with Emotional and Behavioural Challenges: Considerations for Inclusive Education
    Shahid Karim
    9. Interventions for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Emily Wing Sze Chow
    10. Supporting Chinese Students with Dyslexia
    Li-Chih Wang and Tingting Wang
    11. The Effective Functioning of SENCO in Hong Kong
    Ming-Tak Hue
    12. Managing Diversity and Diverse Learning Needs of Ethnic Minority Students
    Rizwan Ullah
    13. Executive Functioning Intervention for Students with ADHD
    Kei Yan Poon
    14. Whole-School Approaches to Building Inclusive Classroom and School
    Ming-Tak Hue and Shahid Karim


    Ming-Tak Hue is currently a Professor and Co-Director of the Integrated Centre for Wellbeing. He was the head of the Department of Special Education and Counselling from 2013 - 2020. He obtained his PhD at the Institute of Education, the University of London, England.

    Shahid Karim is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). Before he embarked on his PhD journey at EdUHK, he served at the Aga Khan University Institute for Education Development (AKU-IED), Karachi, as a research associate. He obtained his MA in Muslim Cultures at the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) London, England.