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The Effects of Traditional Play Activities on the Social Interaction of Children with Disabilities and on the Attitudes of Peers and a General Teacher

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2010, 11(3), pp.185-208
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

이성용 1 김진호 2 cha, jaekyoung 2

1장연초등학교
2순천향대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of traditional play activities on the social interaction of children with disabilities and on the attitudes of peers and a general teacher. The participants of the study were two students with disabilities, nine of their peers and a general teacher. The intervention was traditional play activities involving both children with and without disabilities, and was implemented in the classroom during break time. A case study method was used to investigate the effectiveness of the intervention. The results of this study were as following. First, traditional play activities increased positive social interaction and decreased inappropriate social interaction of children with disabilities. Second, the attitudes of peers and the general teacher were more positive following the intervention. The results of the study were discussed in the perspective of inclusion education for children with disabilities, and can be used to plan and implement social interaction programs.

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