Provision of Inclusive Education Support by the Diocesan Catholic Education Commission
All the Diocesan Schools in Macao have joined to provide inclusive education by the academic year of 2020/2021. In order to facilitate a smooth transition and aid the Diocesan Schools in developing their inclusive and special education service, as well as to promote collaboration and experience sharing among the said schools concerning inclusive and special education, the Diocesan Catholic Education Commission has set up the new "Special Education Development Team" under its existing office structure in September 2020, with the specific purpose of providing support to the Diocesan Schools, and assisting them in organising school-based teachers’ training and exchange activities on a regular basis.
In the current phase, services provided by the team focus mainly on two areas, namely "Inclusive Education On-site Support" and "Sign Language Co-enrolment Education Support". Scopes of service of the former area include consultation and assistance in formation a resource team for schools, on-site participation of resource team meetings, on-site assistance in processing student cases, assistance in developing small group educational activities; of the latter area include provision of professional sign language training to teachers in school, on-site co-teaching support for deaf and hearing teachers, support for school management in regards of implementing sign language co-enrolment scheme, promotion of inclusive education development across the whole school, provision of professional advices to the parents of deaf and hearing-impaired children, provision of language assessment for deaf and hearing-impaired students.
Diocesan Schools interested in the services are advised to contact the Diocesan Catholic Education Commission Office during office hours for request of support or for enquiry, more information can also be obtained from this webpage.