Career Development for Youth with Disabilities in South Korea: The Intersection of Culture, Theory, and Policy

  • Jina Chun Michigan State University
  • Annemarie Connor Michigan State University
  • John F. Kociulek Michigan State University
  • Trenton Landon Michigan State University
  • Jinhee Park Michigan State University
Keywords: Youth with disabilities, career development, employment, education, transition service

Abstract

Youth with disabilities face difficulties resulting from attitudinal, environmental, and organizational barriers not only in initially accessing and entering school (World Health Organization [WHO], 2011), but also as they transition from school age youth to working adults.  With a focus on facilitating a better understanding of the issues, challenges, and solutions associated with the design and implementation of career development services for youth with disabilities, this article describes the status quo for students with disabilities in South Korea and then discusses career development services that potentially reduce variation, help facilitate optimal career development, and promote future employment opportunities.  To accomplish this task, we explore the intersection of culture, theory, and policy in the Korean transition service delivery system.

Author Biographies

Jina Chun, Michigan State University
Doctoral student in Rehabilitation Counselor Education
Annemarie Connor, Michigan State University
Doctoral student in Rehabilitation Counselor Edcuation
John F. Kociulek, Michigan State University

Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education,

Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies,

Professor

Trenton Landon, Michigan State University
Doctoral student in Rehabilitation Counselor Edcuation
Jinhee Park, Michigan State University
Doctoral student in Rehabilitation Counselor Edcuation
Published
2016-09-03