The Self-Determination for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities in Taiwan
This research examined the self-determination issues and results for 8 junior-high-school youth with intellectual disabilities in Taiwan through qualitative inquiry.
||Youth with intellectual disabilities, Self-determination, Qualitative study, Taiwan
International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.1-16.
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Hung-Chih Lin, Ph. D. of University of Minnesota, is a professor of Department of Special Education at the National Changhua University of Education in Taiwan. Dr Lin received his Bachelor degree and Master degree of education at the National Taiwan Normal University. Before being a faculty at the current University, Dr Lin had been a registered teacher for seven years at vocational industrial senior high school in Taiwan. Due to a love for truth and humanism, Dr Lin has had a strong interest in teaching, doing research, and an enthusiasm in helping individuals with disabilities. As a special-education professor in Taiwan, Dr Lin is not only a full-time instructor for both the undergraduate teacher-preparation program as well as the Master and Doctoral graduate programs, but also a researcher and special-education consultant at the Center of Special Education affiliated with the Department. For his teaching and research, Dr Lin has done advanced work in multiple/severe disabilities, transition services, self-determination, assistive technology, and quality of life for individuals with disabilities. Dr Lin has also published about seventies of research papers and monographs in various English and Chinese periodicals/journals as well as authored and co-authored for several books.
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