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ERIC Number: ED417552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Pages: 19
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Transition from School to Work: Career Training and Development for Youth with Disabilities in Taiwan.
Lin, Hung-Chih
This paper examines current issues in Taiwan in the transition of individuals with disabilities from school to work within the context of two laws passed in 1997 (the Special Education Act of 1997 and the Protection Act for Individuals with Disabilities of 1997). These laws are intended to secure for people with disabilities the right to education, to vocational rehabilitation, to appropriate medical services, and to work. Data are reported, however, that show unemployment rates between 43 and 57 percent for people with disabilities in Taiwan. After an introduction, the first section discusses problems in job management and training. The second section reviews the literature on concepts and practices of career development and outlines nine key components for successful transition from school to work such as planning, collaboration, and identifying accessible community services. The third section considers strategies in job management and training. These strategies include a complete assessment, community-based job development, an ecological approach toward transition, and the involvement of family and friends. (Contains 42 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan