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Special Education


   
School year
   
   
2012/13
 
2013/14
 
2014/15
 
2015/16
 
2016/17
 
2017/18#
 

Schools of Special Education                        
  No. of Schools                        
 
  • Local Special School
60
  60   60  
60
 
60
  61  
 
  • English Schools Foundation Special School
1
  1   1  
1
 
1
   1  
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Total
61
 
61
 
61
 
61
 
61
  62  
                           
  Student Enrolment                        
 
  • Primary
3 198
  3 226   3 224  
3 362
 
3 449
  3 633  
 
  • Secondary
4 748
  4 678   4 488  
4 408
 
4 303
   4 263  
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Total
7 946
  7 904   7 712  
7 770
 
7 752
  7 896  
                           
Ordinary Schools with Special Classes(1)                        
  No. of Schools Involved
4
  4   3  
6
 
7
  9  
                           
  Student Enrolment in Special Classes                        
 
  • Primary
14
  27   7  
53
 
58
  105  
 
  • Secondary
61
  34   41  
65
 
80
   59  
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Total
75 
  61   48  
118
 
138 
  164  
                           
No. of Teachers in Schools of Special Education(2)                        
  • Degree
1 530
  1 571   1 615  
1 646
 
1 642
  1 804  
  • Non-degree
75
  68   63  
51
 
45
   42  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Total
1 605
  1 639   1 678  
1 697
 
1 687
  1 846  
                         
Percentage of Trained Teachers(2)(3)
98.2%
  98.5%   98.5%  
99.1%
 
99.2%
  99.1%  
                         
Pupil-Teacher Ratio(2)
4.9:1
  4.8:1   4.6:1  
4.5:1
 
4.6:1
   4.2:1  
                         
Wastage Rate of Teachers (%)(2)(4)                        
  • Trained(3)
7.5%
  6.2%   6.7%  
6.8%
 
6.8%
  6.9%  
  • Untrained
31.0%
  13.8%   8.3%  
12.0%
 
33.3%
   0.0%  
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
  • Overall
7.9%
  6.3%   6.8%  
6.9%
 
7.1%
   6.8%  

 

Notes : Unless otherwise specified, figures refer to the position as at mid-September of the respective school years.
  (1) Only a very small number of ordinary schools (primarily outside the public sector) are operating special classes.
  (2) Figures exclude statistics of the ESF special school. Owing to the uniqueness of special schools, their number of teachers includes regular/contract teachers employed under teacher establishment and excludes those paid under various education schemes, funding and grants (such as fractional post cash grant).
  (3) Figures refer to teachers who had received initial teacher training.
  (4) Figures refer to the number of drop-out teachers as a percentage of the total number of teachers in special schools as at mid-September of the preceding school year. "Drop-out teachers" refer to the teachers who were serving in a special school as at mid-September of the preceding school year but were no longer serving in any special schools as at mid-September of the school year concerned.
  # All figures related to teachers are provisional figures.
     

 

Sources : School Education Statistics Section, Education Bureau
School Administration and Support Branch, Education Bureau

 

Information Items Enquiry Telephone No. Email
Enrolment Statistics 3509 8442 edstat@edb.gov.hk
Teacher Statistics 3509 8441 edstat@edb.gov.hk
     
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