The Project Team of GEG Chinese Literacy Development Scheme and the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (“DSEDJ”) co-organized a 12-hour teaching training program for kindergarten teachers in December 2022 and January 2023. A total of 71 teachers participated in this program.
In collaboration with the Domingos Lam Centre for Research in Education at the University of Saint Joseph and funded by the Foundation, GEG Chinese Literacy Development Scheme has been promoting reading in young children, thought teachers’ trainings, parents’ seminars and parental reading workshops, to encourage their interest in literature and language learning, and to help improve their children’s Chinese language proficiency. Since 2019, the Project Team has been conducting trainings for kindergarten teachers, equipping them with the necessary skills to identify kindergarten children at risk of learning delays in the Chinese language, and to conduct consequent intervention programs. These trainings are being conducted with accreditation from DSEDJ, with training hours qualifying for Continuing Education Credits (Category 1) for participating teachers.
Titled ‘Early Education Professional Development Basic Course: Early Literacy Support’, the program in December 2022 and January 2023 was instructed by Dr. Miranda Mak, Assistant Professor of the School of Education from the University of Saint Joseph, and other speakers from the Project, aiming to enhance teachers’ understanding on early education theories and practices that support children’s development on Chinese literacy.