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ERIC Number: ED469849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Transition from School to Work for Youth with Hearing Impairments in Taiwan.
Lin, Hung-Chih
This paper examines job development and vocational training for persons with hearing impairments in Taiwan and reports on a survey of 26 individuals just graduated or about to graduate with hearing impairment. Discussion includes an historical overview and examination of the concept of transition in Taiwan and transition to employment for people with hearing impairments. The data on the 26 students were abstracted from a 2000 study of 202 students, "Study of Career Self-concept and Transition Services for Youth with Disabilities in Taiwan" (Lin, Chen, and Lin). The Career Transition Needs Scale, adapted to the Taiwanese situation, was used. Findings indicated that most (92 percent) of the hearing impaired youth did not attend the Individualized Transition Plan (ITP) meeting and did not receive a quality transition curriculum. Most schools failed to develop ITPs for these students and also did not develop interagency cooperative efforts. Students who did not work were more likely to receive a better transition curriculum and relied more on interagency cooperation. Currently employed youth relied less on transition services offered by their school and relied more on their own abilities. Previously employed youth were most likely to request vocational guidance services. Eleven suggestions for improving transition services to this population are offered. (Contains 23 references and 4 tables.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan