ERIC Number: ED439300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Vocational Training for the Disabled in Taiwan, Republic of China.
Wu, Robert T. Y.
For Taiwan, Republic of China, a nation with limited natural resources and a population of 22 million people in an area of only 36,000 square kilometers, the development and use of human resources plays a pivotal role in sustainable economic growth. Vocational education and training are two major human development methods. Since persons with disabilities in Taiwan account for about 2.6 percent of the total population, the government has begun to incorporate vocational training requirements for this group into recent legislation. As a result of the Vocational Training Act, public centers offer training in several trades each year to accommodate the training needs of persons with disabilities, as well as sponsoring training programs offered by private centers, vocational schools, and other organizations. The government is now starting an employment security program to combine vocational training, employment services, and unemployment subsidies for persons with disabilities, with a goal of helping them to reach full employment. A voucher program has been started to make the training more flexible. Efforts to help persons with disabilities need to include motivation and encouragement of these persons. The elements of a successful vocational program include planning, design, implementation, and evaluation. Well-planned and well-designed vocational training programs for persons with disabilities lead to successful employment outcomes. (Contains 13 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Job Training, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Special Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan