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Professor Kenneth Sin is theDirector of the Centre for Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education and the Professor in the Department of Special Education and Counsellingat The Education University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong. He was once conferred with Professor (Practice) title by HKIEd in 2013-2015, for recognizing his leadership and excellence in special needs and inclusive practices over the years. His expertise and research lie in the area of supporting students with special educational needs and professional development in inclusion. He has great consultancy experience in many local research projects as well as the training work for teachers teaching children with disabilities in Mainland China and Macau. He also successfully got a number of research projects and commissioned programs in the areas of special needs and inclusion. He once led a project valued 51 million Hong Kong Dollars for three years funded by the Education Bureau. It aims at advancing the inclusion by organising a wide range of professional development programs at different levels for Hong Kong teachers. He also takes part in many community activities, in relation tospecial needs and inclusion. He was invited to be the school council members of some special schools, members in some task groups for giftedness, inclusion, special needs and child welfare in Education Bureau, Curriculum Development Institute, Hong Kong Examination Assessment and Authority and Social Welfare Department. He is also appointed as the executive members, committee members or chairs in many NGOs for serving kids with special educational needs, persons with visual impairment, hearing impairment, intellectual disabilities, autism and behavioral difficulties. He is the vice chairman of the Hong Kong Special Education Society. In 2012, Prof. Sin led his research team and finished the commissioned reports of “The Review of Special Education in Macau” for DSEJ, Macau and “Study on Equal Learning Opportunities for Students with Disabilities under the Integrated Education System” for The Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission. He was awarded with a number of competitive GRF research and Teaching and Learning Related Proposal for special needs from UGC. He also gained projects for school based support in inclusive schools, teacher empowerment in BEd programs and special needs training in China, respectively funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Lee Hysan Foundation, Tin Ka Ping Foundation, The HK Pei Hua Education Foundation and The Swire Charitable Trust.


Research interests

Special education, Inclusive education, Teacher education, IT in special education, Emotional and behavioral disorders, Autism

External Appointments

Prof. Sin is the vice chairman of the Hong Kong Special Education Society which is a local professional organization in special needs. His involvement in the Society includes research in local integration, journal paper review and conferences. Prof. Sin is a member of the Executive Committee in the Law’s Charitable Foundation and Council member in the Windshield Charitable Foundation. The support may be up to 5 million Hong Kong dollars in total each year. Prof. Sin was invited to be the consultants of the Shenzhen Autism Research Association, National Project on Inclusive Education in Beijing, Rehabilitation Organizations in Guangzhou and Special Education Resource Centers in Hangzhou, China. He contributes much in the teacher training, research, resource development and advisory work. Prof. Sin is leading a team to support the professional development of teachers in special needs and inclusion in Macau. Supported by Macau SAR, a wide range of special needs courses and consultancy work were successfully organized to teachers in the years. Prof. Sin is a resourceful person for Education Bureau, Hong Kong Examination Assessment Authority and Quality Education Fund. He was invited to be the members of a great number of task groups in special needs, inclusion, assistive technology, curriculum development, assessment accommodation, giftedness and teaching awards. In 2009-2010, he was selected as the Erasmus Mundus Scholar by the European Commission, for the Erasmus Mundus MA Special Education Needs (SEN) program jointly organized by the Fontys University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands, Charles University of Czech Republic and Roehampton University of United Kingdom.

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