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Disabled child's development of his(her) human nature examined from the viewpoint of Social Neuroscience

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2008, 9(1), pp.325-345
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

Cheong, Eun 1

1영남대학교

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ABSTRACT

Social Neuroscience, which has actively been explored in recent days, considers human being's social brain as the essence of its development. This indicates that human being is the social being which constructs body, mind and spirit through the direct communication with others in society and therefore it is valuable to reconsider disabled child's developmental process of human nature in this context. This study reexamines disabled child's developmental process of his(her) nature with various subjects in the viewpoint of social development.The results of this study show that the relationships between the contacting moments with disabled child and their effects on the child's development of their humanity, which are usually overlooked in daily life, need to be recognised in a more scientific way. The results concerning the effects of contact with disabled child make it possible to infer that exclusive system of the society can possibly induce disabled people to choosing euthanasia. As a conclusion, this study suggests that Social Neuroscience is an academic frame in which more humanistic and scientific approach to the human being and disability per se becomes possible. Hence it is suffice to say that more active studies on this subject need to be conducted.

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