Provision of second-chance education: the Hong Kong experience

Purpose - Many students do not benefit from mainstream education and are forced to leave it. Governments and non-government organisations concerned with the social injustice and problems that such rejection could cause offer these students second-chance education programmes. This paper aims to examine the effectiveness of such opportunities, using as a case-study the Vocational Training Council (VTC) of Hong Kong, which offers programmes in vocational education and training (VET) but draws lessons for the offer of such programmes elsewhere. Design/methodology/approach - The study uses a case-s ... Show more

Authors: Lim, David

Published: Bradford, England, Emerald Group Publishing, 2010

Resource type: Article

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