History of Training for preschool workers in Hong Kong by historyman

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									                                           Department of Child Education and Services
                                         HK Institute of Vocational Education- Lee Wai Lee


                                History of Training Provisions for Child Care Workers in Hong Kong
                                                           (1959 – present)


Year        Operator of the training provision                Name of Course/ duration   Remarks
1959        Joint venture commenced between                   基本兒童福利課程                   One class of students trained.
            Social Welfare Department and YWCA                第一屆                        One year full-time, pre-service training
                                                                                         The course was not operated after 1959.
                                                                                         Course content: Theories and lectures only.
1961-1962   Training provided by Social Welfare Department,   基本兒童福利課程                   One year full-time, pre-service training
            evolved from the joint venture with YWCA (1959)   第二屆                        One class of students trained.

                                                                                         Course content: Included fieldwork placements
                                                                                         in orphanages, youth and skills centers, social
                                                                                         work offices, with extra emphasis on
                                                                                         placements in nurseries.
                                                                                         Students to possess full HKCEE
                                                                                         Students provided with “living allowance”


1968-1973   Training by Social Welfare Department             學前兒童工作訓練課程                 Only a total of four classes were organized.




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            One year full-time, pre-service training    第一屆至第四屆       Course content: Included fieldwork placements
                                                                      in orphanages and emphasis on placements in
                                                                      nurseries.
                                                                      Students to possess full HKCEE
                                                                      Students provided with “living allowance”


1960-1974   Training by Social Welfare Department       託兒所工作人員訓練課程   5 block weeks training (sandwiched between 3
            Part-time Day Release In-service Training   託嬰所工作人員訓練課程   months) for Nursery workers
                                                                      5 block weeks training (sandwiched between 3
                                                                      months) for Creche workers


                                                                      Voluntary enrolment
                                                                      Course content: No fieldwork placement


1975 - 1985 Training by Social Welfare Department       託兒所工作人員訓練課程   5 block weeks training (sandwiched between 3
            Part-time Day Release In-service Training   託嬰所工作人員訓練課程   months) for Nursery workers
                                                                      5 block weeks training (sandwiched between 3
                                                                      months) for Creche workers
                                                                      Compulsory enrolment because of the
                                                                      Child Care Centres Ordinance (1975)
                                                                      requirements
                                                                      Course content: No fieldwork placement




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                                                                                              With Individual Tutorials


1980 - 1994 Lee Wai Lee Technical Institute commences          Certificate in Child Care      Entry requirement: Form 3 leavers
            Two year full-time Pre-service training            (renamed as Certificate in the With supervised fieldwork placements in
                                                               Care of Preschool Children in nurseries, crèches, special child care centres
                                                               1987)                          and playgroups.
                                                                                              Course content: With Fieldwork Placement
                                                                                              tutorials
                                                                                              Project works
                                                                                              Activity Workshops
                                                                                              With First Aid certificate training by St. John’s
                                                                                              Ambulance.


1976- 1985 Hong Kong Polytechnic Department of Social Work Certificate in Child Care          With supervised fieldwork placements in
           Commences one year full-time pre-service training.                                 nurseries and crèches.
                                                                                              With Fieldwork Placement tutorials
                                                                                              Entry requirement : HKCEE with 5 passes


1985 -2002 HK Polytechnic transferred the one year full-time   Certificate in Child Care      Provision for two year part-time day release
           pre-service training course to Lee Wai Lee                                         mode of this course commenced in 1984.
           Technical Institute                                                                With supervised fieldwork placements in
                                                                                              nurseries and crèches.




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                                                                                      With Fieldwork Placement tutorials
                                                                                      Entry requirement : HKCEE with 5 passes


                                                                                      The course became a recognized training for
                                                                                      Child care workers and qualified KG teachers
                                                                                      under the Harmonized training provision
                                                                                      (1997)


1985   Lee Wai Lee Technical Institute                   Certificate in Basic Child   Part-time day release training for Trainee Child
                                                         Care Work                    Care workers, replacing the in-service training
                                                                                      provision by Social Welfare Department.


1986   HK Polytechnic commences Higher Certificate in
       Child Care and Distant Learning Certificate for
       Preprimary Education


2001   HK Institute of Vocational Education, Lee Wai Lee Diploma in Child Care and    With supervised fieldwork placements in
       Campus commences two year full-time pre-service Education                      nurseries and crèches and kindergartens.
       training for Diploma in Child Care and Education                               With Fieldwork Placement tutorials
                                                                                      Entry requirement : HKCEE with 5 passes


                                                                                      The course became a recognized training for




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                                                                                   Child care workers and qualified KG teachers
                                                                                   under the Harmonized training provision
                                                                                   (1997)


2002   HK Institute of Vocational Education, Lee Wai Lee Higher Diploma in Child   With supervised fieldwork placements in
       Campus commences three year full-time pre-service Care and Education        nurseries and kindergartens.
       training for Higher Diploma in Child Care and                               With Fieldwork Placement tutorials
       Education                                                                   Entry requirement : HKCEE with 5 passes


                                                                                   The course became a recognized training for
                                                                                   Certificate in Education (Early Childhood
                                                                                   Education ) CE training for KG principal,
                                                                                   Child care Centre supervisors, child care
                                                                                   workers and qualified KG teachers under the
                                                                                   Harmonized training provision and
                                                                                   qualification framework for CE


                                                                                   Part-time Day release mode (2 year part-time)
                                                                                   commenced for CCC supervisors
                                                                                   Part-time Evening mode (3 – 5 years Module
                                                                                   Accumulation mode) for CCC supervisors/
                                                                                   KGP/ CCW/ QKT.




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2003        HK Institute of Vocational Education commences a Certificate in Basic Child
            Bridging Course for Basic Child Care Work upon     Care Work (Bridging)
            request from the HK Council of Social Services, to
            enhance child care workers’ training to QKT level.


2006        Top-up Degree Programme – B.Ed (ECE) by           B.Ed.(ECE)                  Teaching staff from UniSA to teach students
            University of South Australia, commenced for                                  on- campus in LWL.
            graduates of HD in Child Care and Education
            (LWL).



Year        Training Provider                                 Name of Course
1977-1987   Training by Hong Kong Polytechnic                 Certificate in Child Care
            One year full-time Pre-service training           幼兒工作証書課程


            With Fieldwork Placement in
            Child Care Centres & Creches


1980 -1994 Training by Lee Wai Lee Technical Institute        Certificate in Child Care
            Two year full-time Pre-service training           幼兒護理証書課程


            With Fieldwork Placement in



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             Child Care Centres, Creches & Special Child Care
             Centres


1993-present Training by Lee Wai Lee Technical Institute          Certificate in Basic Child
             Part-time Day Release In-service Training            Care Work
                                                                  基本幼兒工作証書課程
             Compulsory enrollment
             With Fieldwork Placements and Individual Tutorials


1987 -2002 Training by Lee Wai Lee Technical Institute            Certificate in Child Care
             One year full-time Pre-service training              幼兒工作証書課程


             With Fieldwork Placement in
             Child Care Centres & Creches


2001-        Training by HK Institute of Vocational Education     Diploma in Child Care and
present      Lee Wai Lee (formerly known as Lee Wai Lee           Education
             Technical Institute)                                 幼兒教育文憑証書課程
             Two year full-time Pre-service training              Higher Diploma in Child
                                                                  Care and Education
             With Fieldwork Placement in                          幼兒教育高級文憑証書課程
             Child Care Centres & Creches & Kindergartens




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Significant teachers’ trainers who’d contributed to the early days training were:
1960’s – 1980’s
Miss G.. Frenken, Dr. Betty Chan, Mrs. Dang Chow Sik Wan, Miss Cheung King Yiu, Miss Emily Shiu Ka Yi, Mrs. Lee Shum Shuk Yuen,
Mrs. Chan Chan Shu An, Mrs. Miranda Ngai, Mrs. Natividad Roldan, Mrs. Diana Lee, Mrs. Chin Kwok Siu Kwai, Miss Teresa Ip, Mrs. Yu
Ho Choi Dor, Miss Maria Lee, Miss Au Ka Pik, Mrs. Amy Tsui, Mrs. Maria Mok, Mrs. Clara Lo, Dr. Laura Yeung, Miss So Ling Foon,
Miss May Lui, Mrs. Margaret Ko, Miss Nancy Sung, Miss Amy Yung etc.


Source:
Information collected by Maria Lee (2004), via interviews and telephone contacts with Mrs. Chu Tang Lai Kuen, Mrs. Chan Chan Shu An,
Dr. Angela Luk, Mrs. Sanly Tsang, Mrs. Kathy Ko, Mrs. Yu Lau Siu Fun, and from my personal experience.
Most of the documents were not available, and the contacts above were students of the courses and teachers who had taught in the courses.


By Lee Lai Wan, Maria (May 2004)
Updated 2nd May 2007




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