This book presents readers with background materials for understanding more about the characteristics of Hong Kong education, as well as the social and organizational perspectives that will contribute to informed discussion about key educational issues facing Hong Kong educators. The book is organized into three parts. The first part introduces the Hong Kong education systems and its relationship to the labor market, manpower planning, and the policy-making process. The second part reviews the organizational and managerial aspects of schools. The third part examines the social factors that affect educational attainment. Attention is focused upon social stratification, language of instruction, and special education.