Loading…
Thursday, June 18 • 5:15pm - 7:45pm
A Systematic Review Of Studies On Ethnic Minority Students In Hong Kong: A Strident Call For Policy Makers Regarding Youth-Friendly Social Policy

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

Abstract #292

A Systematic Review Of Studies On Ethnic Minority Students In Hong Kong: A Strident Call For Policy Makers Regarding Youth-Friendly Social Policy
Presenter: Gizem Arat
A systematic review of studies on ethnic minority students in Hong Kong: A strident call for policy makers regarding youth-friendly social policy Ethnic minorities are more likely to be trapped in school disengagement, academic failure, and social exclusion under the current Hong Kong education system. Therefore, this systematic review aims to reveal research gaps which may help scholars focus on ethnic minority students' protective resources which may be useful for policy makers to design programs targeting academic integrity and social inclusion. A systematic review of available literature was carried out based on peer-reviewed articles published in English using PubMed, Ovid, EBSCO HOST, ERIC, ProQuest databases, Google scholar, and hand searching. Sixty-four thousand and eight hundred and eleven articles were retrieved of which 32 met the inclusion criteria. Results demonstrate that the majority of existing studies (mostly compromised qualitative) solely examines the link between school sphere (teachers, Chinese language efficiency) and ethnic minority students based on problem-driven approach. However, it barely discusses the socio-ecological factors which may be beneficial for EM students to overcome school disengagement, perceived discrimination, and social exclusion regarding strength-based approach (resilience). Ultimately, findings highlight the potential importance of resilience approach which will benefit not only school staff and mental health professionals but also social policy makers to design youth-friendly programs in the long run.


Presenters
avatar for Gizem Arat

Gizem Arat

PhD candidate, The University of Hong Kong, Department of Social Work and Social Administration
I hold my MSW from the University of Pitstburgh, School of Social Work and worked as a social worker with at-risk youth. I am a second-year PhD student in the University of Hong Kong, Department of Social Work and Social Administration. My research area is ethnic minority youth's... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 5:15pm - 7:45pm
King's Gym Gymnasium, King's College