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Special Education


   
School year
   
   
2011/12
 
2015/16
 
2016/17
 

Schools of Special Education            
  No. of Schools            
 
  • Local Special School
60
 
60
 
60
 
 
  • English Schools Foundation Special School
1
 
1
 
1
 
   
 
 
 
 
  • Total
61
 
61
 
61
 
               
  Student Enrolment            
 
  • Primary
3 312
 
3 362
 
3 449
 
 
  • Secondary
4 696
 
4 408
 
4 303
 
   
 
 
 
 
  • Total
8 008
 
7 770
 
7 752
 
               
Ordinary Schools with Special Classes(1)            
  No. of Schools Involved
3
 
6
 
7
 
               
  Student Enrolment in Special Classes            
 
  • Primary
15
 
53
 
58
 
 
  • Secondary
27
 
65
 
80
 
   
 
 
 
 
  • Total
42 
 
118
 
138 
 
               
No. of Teachers in Schools of Special Education(2)            
  • Degree
1 480
 
1 646
 
1 642
 
  • Non-degree
90
 
51
 
45
 
 
 
 
 
  • Total
1 570
 
1 697
 
1 687
 
             
Percentage of Trained Teachers(2)(3)
98.2%
 
99.1%
 
99.2%
 
             
Pupil-Teacher Ratio(2)
5.1:1
 
4.5:1
 
4.6:1
 
             
Wastage Rate of Teachers (%)(2)(4)            
  • Trained(3)
5.3%
 
6.8%
 
6.8%
 
  • Untrained
11.8%
 
12.0%
 
33.3%
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
  • Overall
5.4%
 
6.9%
 
7.1%
 

 

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 an 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 had served in a special school as at mid-September of the preceding school year but no longer served in any special schools as at mid-September of the school year concerned.
     
     

 

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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