Deaf Students’ Fundamental Right to Education: A Review of the System of Special Education and Teacher Education
In 2011, several cases of sexual assault at National Tainan Hearing Impaired School were disclosed by the media and the legislators. As the disclosure of the cases, it was found that there were many problems at this school. What concerns us the most is the problme that some teachers at this school cannot use sign language. Our study of the problem is first approached on the basis of the Constitution Article 21. According to the article, deaf students’ fundamental right to education must be guaranteed. A system of teacher education established on this basis holds the self-actualization of the deaf students at the core. To be more specific, it means that whoever wants to teach the deaf students must get the license of sign language. This is because sign language is not only the language of the deaf, but it is also the most important part of the Deaf Culture. Then, our discussion of the problem proceeds to the entire system of teacher cultivation and selection of special education teachers. This part will involve Teacher Education Act and its sub-laws, as well as Special Education Act. Our study ends with proposals for amendments to relevant laws.
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