Underlying Principles

The Education Bureau (EDB) has been encouraging ordinary schools to implement the Whole School Approach (WSA) to integrated education (IE) based on five underlying principles, namely early identification, early intervention, WSA, home-school co-operation and cross-sector collaboration, premised on the synergy of culture, policies and practices.

Schools have to set up a Student Support Team (SST) and motivate all teachers to adopt the 3-Tier Intervention Model to cater for students with special educational needs (SEN).  Schools strive to help these students overcome their limitations and difficulties, attain the learning level in accordance with their abilities, and realise their potential at different stages of development so that they can become increasingly independent with adaptability and the learning to learn capabilities to embrace the challenges in life.

For details, please refer to the Information Sheet on the Whole School Approach to Integrated Education and the Operation Guide on the Whole School Approach to Integrated Education.

The following video introduces the development of integrated education in Hong Kong and the support measures for students with SEN:


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