LECTURERS from the four colleges of education will take industrial action from the end of the month. They are protesting at the arrangements under which the colleges will form the Hong Kong Institute of Education. The teachers will stop giving tutorials and will not do administrative or clerical work. They will also stop work related to student recruitment. The institute of education, due to open in September, will oversee the Hong Kong Technical Teachers', Sir Robert Black, Northcote and Grantham colleges of education. Lecturers say the change will hurt their interests. They have been told their length of service in the colleges will not be counted and their existing promotion chances will not be maintained when they move to the new institute. A spokesman for the Education Department said last night that the Executive Council's advice on the matter would be sought as soon as possible. ''We appeal to the staff to exercise their good sense and professionalism while awaiting a decision by the Executive Council.''