This paper looks at the developmental needs of teachers in relation to facilitating the personal and social development of students. It goes on to describe a module, `Personal and Social Education', offered to all pre-service teachers in the Hong Kong Institute of Education which aims at equipping trainee teachers to carry out the guidance role of a teacher in the context of Hong Kong, particularly in the role of a class teacher. It concludes with the results of a survey seeking the views of these trainees on the module they had undertaken. Copyright © NAPCE 2000. Published by Blackwell Publishers.