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Crisis of Identity on Deaf Education in Korea: The Problems and Issues

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2007, 8(3), pp.465-489
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

Byung-Ha Kim 1

1대구대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this paper is to inquire the problems and issues on inclusive education and cochlear implantations for the deaf students inKorea. Inclusive education for the deaf students in Korea present a dilemmatic problem between the public policy and the practical reality. To realize the full inclusion for deaf students in our country, school restructuring in public education was not established through the personalized qualitative renovation.Also, cochlear implantations for children with hearing impaired is connected with inclusive education in Korea. Currently, the cochlear implantations are disseminated through the country for the infants with hearing impaired. In our country, the number of students with hearing impaired in deaf schools are rapidly decreased due to the disseminations of the cochlear implantations for the infants with hearing impaired. However, the cochlear implantations for children with hearing impaired have a dilemma in conflict with bioethics viewpoint.To reconstruct the identity on deaf education in our country, deaf schools should be restructured forward the highly personalized education. And deaf education have to respect for the self-identity to keep partnerships with Deaf world and sign language peoples.

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