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Reconstructing Subject's Instruction in Education for the Students with Disability

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2006, 7(4), pp.43-62
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

Byung-Ha Kim 1

1대구대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper is to inquire the present problems and issues of the subject's instruction for the students with disability, specially focused on the deaf education. Traditionally, special education for the students with disability had been controled by the diagnosis-treatment instructional model according to applied Tyler's model which was the purpose-based curriculum. Reconstructing special education means to reconceptualized the educational activities for the students with disability, and then the essentiality of the educational activities is to reconstruct the subject's instruction for the students with disability. In priority, the subject contents precede rather than teaching method of the subjects. Basically, the subject contents regulate teaching method on the subjects, but teaching method do not control the contents. However, education for the students with disability has been focused on the therapeutic activities and teaching methods, and relatively subject's instruction was implemented as a secondary activities in the curricular managing. Teachers of the students with disability should be establish an authority in their subject's instruction. To keep highly qualified competency in the subject's instruction for the students with disability, teacher's professionality should be demonstrated in teaching the subject contents. In this context, deaf education require a paradigm shift from the method in communication skill to the contents in subject matter.

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