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Article: Mathematics achievement of Mainland immigrant students in Hong Kong

TitleMathematics achievement of Mainland immigrant students in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsMathematics performance: TIMSS
Immigrant students
Mainland China
Hong Kong
Issue Date2011
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/02188791.asp
Citation
Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011, v. 31 n. 4, p. 471-485 How to Cite?
AbstractOne of the main features of globalization is the increasing mobility of population. As an immigrant society, Hong Kong has witnessed waves of Mainland Chinese arrivals and assimilation into her mainstream, particularly around the change of sovereignty period. School-aged children constitute a substantial fraction of the new population. Given their potential impact on Hong Kong's present and future, how these immigrant youngsters perform in school has always been a concern to the public as well as the government. This study compared Hong Kong 8th-graders' mathematics performance in the four rounds of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study by their immigrant status. The results showed that the first-generation immigrant students' performance had obvious retrogression compared to native students in the past years. Among the natives, non-local-born students with only their father born in Hong Kong had the most similar performance as the first-generation immigrants. The causes for the differences are explored from both internal and external perspectives.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/160007
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.531
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.370
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dc.contributor.authorZhu, Yen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeung, FKSen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-16T06:00:20Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-16T06:00:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationAsia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011, v. 31 n. 4, p. 471-485en_US
dc.identifier.issn0218-8791-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/160007-
dc.description.abstractOne of the main features of globalization is the increasing mobility of population. As an immigrant society, Hong Kong has witnessed waves of Mainland Chinese arrivals and assimilation into her mainstream, particularly around the change of sovereignty period. School-aged children constitute a substantial fraction of the new population. Given their potential impact on Hong Kong's present and future, how these immigrant youngsters perform in school has always been a concern to the public as well as the government. This study compared Hong Kong 8th-graders' mathematics performance in the four rounds of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study by their immigrant status. The results showed that the first-generation immigrant students' performance had obvious retrogression compared to native students in the past years. Among the natives, non-local-born students with only their father born in Hong Kong had the most similar performance as the first-generation immigrants. The causes for the differences are explored from both internal and external perspectives.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/02188791.asp-
dc.relation.ispartofAsia Pacific Journal of Educationen_US
dc.subjectMathematics performance: TIMSS-
dc.subjectImmigrant students-
dc.subjectMainland China-
dc.subjectHong Kong-
dc.titleMathematics achievement of Mainland immigrant students in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailZhu, Y: yzhu@kcx.ecnu.edu.cnen_US
dc.identifier.emailLeung, FKS: frederickleung@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLeung, FKS=rp00924en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02188791.2011.621673-
dc.identifier.hkuros204874en_US
dc.identifier.volume31en_US
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage471en_US
dc.identifier.epage485en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000299210300007-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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