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ERIC Number: EJ816671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1540-7969
An Unheard Voice: Korean American Parents' Expectations, Hopes, and Experiences Concerning Their Adolescent Child's Future
Kim, Kyeong-Hwa; Lee, Youngsun; Morningstar, Mary E.
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), v32 n4 p253-264 Win 2007
Although research has indicated that parent participation is considered to be one of the most important elements of transition planning, there are a few studies that have sought to measure the involvement of culturally and linguistically diverse parents. Asian Americans are the most diverse of America's leading minority groups and one of the most poorly understood ethnic minorities. We interviewed 10 Korean American parents to understand their perspectives regarding the transition experiences of their children with disabilities. Through this qualitative study, five themes emerged: parental perceptions of disability, experiences with advocacy, expectations for future living, connections with Korean communities, and family-professional partnerships. Implications for practice among educators to enhance the involvement of Korean American parents in the development of long range plans that will affect the postschool outcomes of their children with disabilities will be discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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