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The Study on Background for Career Decision of the Korean Deaf Students Who Are Studying at Gallaudet University

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2007, 8(3), pp.383-401
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

Choi, Sung Kyu 1

1대구대학교

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ABSTRACT

Most people may decide their career after school graduation. The people who will graduate from their high school will go to work for companies or factories, or study at colleges or universities. The purpose of this study was to investigate why the Korean deaf students decided to study at Gallaudet University, Washington DC, USA, which is a unique university for the deaf in the world. Four Korean deaf students, three male junior and one female male, were participated for this study. Individual and group interviews were utilized for this study. All participants decided to study at Gallaudet University for more bright future life. The most difficulties to study at Gallaudet University are the fluency English skills and expensive tuition fee, however there in no problems in communication for study. They would like to make contribution to improve the quality of the deaf education in South Korea. This study suggested that many information to prepare for study at Gallaudet University will introduce for the deaf students who will decide to go to study at Gallaudet University.

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