Jockey Club Youth Academy for Special Educational Needs
With the development of education reform and inclusive education, students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) under the 3-3-4 school system can have equal learning opportunities to complete 6 years of secondary schools and 4 years of university education. However, there are very few SEN students especially the ones with severe disabilities have the ability to receive excellent grades and to pass the university entrance examinations for continuing their studies. Their lack of opportunities to receive post-secondary education often results in lacking of preparation for the job market and their future careers.
To meet the needs and expectations of continuing education from the SEN secondary school leavers, The Centre for Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education (CSENIE) at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) has successfully applied The Chief Executive’s Community Project List 2019 with support from The Education Bureau and Hong Kong Special Schools Council, and received funding from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for the establishment of The Jockey Club Youth Academy for Special Educational Needs (JCYASEN) (the Academy). As part of The EdUHK’s efforts to promote inclusive education, the Academy offers SEN secondary school leavers an on-campus training programme with a series of practical courses and training opportunities to promote lifelong learning, self-management and life skills for the 21st century. In addition, the Academy will provide a platform for EdUHK students and relevant stakeholders to work with the Academy’s students to advance social inclusion.
Through the varieties of training courses, related-field experiences and activities, the Academy serves the needs of the SEN secondary school leavers and their parents; and benefits teaching professionals from special education schools, SEN coordinators and social workers as well as EdUHK pre-service teachers. The expected goals are as follow:
Provide opportunities of continuous learning and strengthen abilities in life planning for SEN secondary school leavers.
Enrich learning and teaching with the latest e-Learning platforms on information development and social changes.
Provide opportunities for university scholars from different fields, researchers and professional teachers from different areas to work together in developing curriculum that meets the needs of SEN secondary school leavers and the expectations from the society and the industries.
Assist pre-service teachers in developing their career plans and strategies with the responsibilities in helping SEN secondary school leavers and understanding their needs. This will result in having the opportunities of practicing and mastering their teaching skills and sharpening their response and abilities to handle their SEN students of different levels and problems.
Support caretakers and community helpers by empowering the SEN community with knowledge and skills through building communication groups, encouraging information exchange and sharing resources.
Through research and practice, the Academy serves this special group of SEN youths from supporting to exploring the key success model to conducting knowledge transfer for sustainable development.
The application for 2023/24 admission has ended.
The Academy Information
「認識自我創未來－4C個人資源評測工具」(Chinese Version Only)
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For more details, please refer to the Chinese version of the website.
Please contact our Centre Staff:
2948 8422 (Mr. Mak) 2948 6515 (Ms. Ng)
Address: Centre for Special Education Needs and Inclusive Education (D1-G/F-05)
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
10 Lo Ping Road
Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Fax: 2948 7993
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