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「移民兒童單獨留在家中」一文


Abstract:
Chinese--Canada ; Immigrant children--Canada--Social conditions
Subjects:
Chinese--Canada ; Immigrant children--Canada--Social conditions
Subjects Facet:
Chinese--Canada;Immigrant children--Canada--Social conditions
Creator:
[No author identified]
Date:
1993-07-22
Date searchable:
1993-07-22
Date searchable:
1993-07-22
Genre:
articles
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articles
Format:
image/tiff
Language:
Chinese
Language Facet:
Chinese
Relation:
Article from: World Journal(世界日報)
Rights:
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Title-Alternative:
About the Article “Immigrants Leaving Children Home Alone”
Description-Abstract:
Keywords: Huang, Yuwen ; Vancouver Association of Chinese Canadians ; The Globe and Mail
Location(s):
British Columbia--Vancouver
Location(s) Facet:
British Columbia--Vancouver
Transcript:
「移民兒童單獨留在家中」一文 華裔加人協會指報導有以偏概全之嫌 【溫哥華訊】移民自香港的溫哥華華裔加人協會會長黃裕文,昨日在洋報上刊載港台移民子女獨留在家中的文章後,認為這篇文章的報導,有以偏概全之嫌。 環球郵報的報導題為「移民兒童單獨留在家中」。文章一開頭就引述學校官員的話說,在溫哥華和列治文有數十名年僅十二、三歲的移民學生,因父母返回原居地工作或做生意,被單獨留在家中。這些孩子由於無人照顧,出現一系列問題。他們感到沮喪、壓抑,於是擴課,甚至捲入幫派活動。 香港移民黃裕文的信首先認為,環球郵報的報導依據的地區並不多,資料也貧乏,但卻將移民兒童單獨留在家中說成是嚴重問題。黃裕文說,環球郵報的某些編輯部人員在寫文章之前似乎需要對社區有更多的了解。他指出該報完全忘記了移民到加拿大的家庭中,想在這裡開始新生活的家庭,比那些所謂的「太空人」家庭不知要多多少倍。 黃裕文說,並非所有的幫派成員都是單獨留在家中的華裔兒童,也並不是所有單獨留在家中的華裔兒童都成了幫派成員。 黃裕文認為,學校局應多花時間來研究合乎潮流的革新方法,以便讓各個民族背景的兒童均能溶入學校生活中,而不是花時間去研究「半打到二十」個移民學生單獨留在家中的事例。 黃裕文最後希望該報下次作出客觀的報導。 English translation: About the Article “Immigrants Leaving Children Home Alone” The Vancouver Association of Chinese Canadians Criticized [the Globe & Mail] Report for Hasty Generalization World Journal Vancouver Report Mr. Huang Yuwen, president of the Vancouver Association of Chinese Canadians read the article about immigrants from Hong Kong and Taiwan leaving children home alone in yesterday’s local newspaper. He thinks that the report seems to be biased for hasty news generation. This is an article titled “Immigrants Leaving Children Home Alone” from the Globe & Mail. At the beginning of the article, the school officials were quoted as saying that there are dozens of immigrant students in Vancouver and Richmond who are only 12 or 13 years old. They are left alone at home because their parents return to their places of origin to work or do business. These children have a series of problems due to the lack of adults’ care. They feel depressed, becoming absent from their classes and even getting involved in gang activities. Huang Yuwen, an immigrant from Hong Kong, firstly thinks that the worries raised in the Globe & Mail article are not viable in his letter. There are not many sources listed. They are not enough to prove it a serious problem to leave immigrant children alone at home. Huang Yuwen said that some editors of the Globe and Mail seem to need to better understand the relevant community before writing articles. He pointed out that the newspaper completely forgot that among those families immigrated to Canada, there are many more families who wanted to start a new life here than the so-called "tai kong ren" families [Families that keep travelling back and forth]. Huang Yuwen said that not all gang members are Chinese immigrant children who are left alone at home, and not all Chinese immigrant children who are left alone at home are gang members. Huang Yuwen thought that the school bureau should spend more time researching innovative methods to help children of all ethnic backgrounds integrate into school life instead of spending time studying cases of "half dozen to twenty" immigrant students being home alone. Huang Yuwen finally hoped that the newspaper would make an objective report next time.