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The Perception of Parents on Higher Education Program for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2009, 10(3), pp.237-264
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

Kunyong Rhee 1 유명해 1

1대구대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purposes of this study are to investigate the view of parents on the need of higher education for children with developmental disabilities. The subjects were mainly focus on the parents with children with developmental disabilities and who are residing in Daegu. Most parents respected that higher education for children with developmental disabilities desperately needs and they are looks forward in developing their children’s life skills through it. Also most parents prefers university(four-years)to other kinds of college. The parent’s view on the higher education program’s operation are as follows; In type of education, parents want both academic and functional curriculum. In curriculum, most parents prefer inclusive settings, also need mentors. For on the job training which is one of the functional curriculum most parents want community-based supported employment. For boarding, most parents prefer type of integrated dorm and double occupancy. For professional, most parent prefer an special education teachers for the part of academic, a vocational rehabilitation counselors for the part of vocation and life skills. For a school expenses, most parents think both local government and parent responsible for it also in the school fee parents think that fee for lifelong education are appropriated.

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