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A Survey on Teachers’Recognition of the Actual State of Science Education in Elementary Special School for students with mental retardation

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2009, 10(4), pp.59-79
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

Chung Chung-Chin 1

1강남대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to survey on teachers’recognition of actual state of science education in elementary special school for students with mental retardation. For this purpose, 116 teachers of special schools for students with mental retardation were selected through the country and a questionaire which was developed on the basis of preceding studies was examined the usability. The results of this study were summarized as follows: 1. Most of primary special schools for students with mental retardation showed that science curriculum was not managed appropriately for students with mental retardation. 2. Most of the schools showed that science laboratories and instruments were not prepared appropriately for students with mental retardation. 3. Most of the special education teachers showed that they were laking in performance abilities in teaching-learning activities, understanding the need of their students, and the specialized instructional knowledge of science education. Finally, as the results of this study there were suggested several improvements on the science curricular management in elementary special school for students with mental retardation and directions of further research.

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