In-service Training for Staff in Special Educational Settings
In-service Teacher Education
The Special Education Support 2 Section of the School Administration and Support Division organizes a wide spectrum of in-service training events in the form of sharing sessions, workshops, seminars and school-based programmes for teachers and non-teaching staff of special schools and ordinary schools. These training events not only aim at enhancing teachers’ professional knowledge and skills in adopting various teaching strategies to cater for student diversity, but also help teachers keep abreast of the latest development in education and curriculum innovations for improving student learning outcomes and meeting their special educational needs.
The Hong Kong Institute of Education runs a 120-hour training programme on special education for primary, secondary and special school teachers from September 2004 onwards. In addition, a series of theme-based training programmes are organized frequently every school year in collaboration with other professionals, tertiary institutions, overseas experts and school teachers. All training activities are planned to develop teachers' professional knowledge in special education.