Analysis of Prior Studies on Disabled Children in Multicultural Families
Analysis of Prior Studies on Disabled Children in Multicultural Families. As Korea changed to multiculturalism, the number of students from multicultural families increased significantly at the educational site. And it is predicted that there will be a considerable number of students with disabilities from multicultural families. In response, the study searched for 'multicultural', 'disability' and 'special education' and analyzed 64 papers related to children with disabilities from multicultural families published from 2010 to 2019 by year, subject, research method, and research subject. And presented the difficulties of teachers and parents who educate and nurture children with disabilities from multicultural families. As a result, research papers on disabled children in multicultural families have been very insufficient in quantity and quality over the past decade.The subjects of this study were 15 children with disabilities, 16 parents, and 15 teachers. By research method, there were 20 qualitative studies, 13 survey studies, 5 observation and comparative research studies, 12 literature studies, and 9 experimental studies. By research topic, 23 related to education and childcare, 11 related to multicultural awareness, and 9 related to characteristics of children with disabilities in multicultural families were in order. In addition, the difficulties in education for children with disabilities in multicultural families that teachers feel are communication, selection of children with disabilities that do not reflect multiculturalism, educational activities, and lack of multicultural awareness. Marriage migrant women had difficulties in early screening and diagnosis of disabilities, difficulties in communication, unilateral support that did not reflect the specificity of children with disabilities from multicultural families, parenting stress and psychological problems. Therefore, this researcher suggested the necessity of various and active studies on children with disabilities in multicultural families, the survey of children with disabilities in multicultural families, and the establishment of support system for related specialized institutions for appropriate support for children with disabilities in multicultural families.