Prof SIN, Kuen Fung Kenneth
The Education University of Hong Kong ・Director of the Centre for Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education and the Professor in the Department of Special Education and Counselling・HK
Professor Kenneth Sin is the Director of the Centre for Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education and the Professor in the Department of Special Education and Counselling at 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 to special 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.