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A Qualitative study on the life of the deaf as the minority group

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2010, 11(4), pp.515-543
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

장윤영 1 정호영 2

1전북과학대학
2전북대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study is to describe the comprehensive and cultural themes on the life of the deaf in the frame of sovereign beings by recognizing and sharing their common language and culture. The concrete research question Is “what is the life of the deaf as a member of minority group?”The data was gathered from focus group interviews and in-depth individual interviews with the deaf, and the cultural themes was developed by categorizing small concepts which had common themes. The cultural theme is finding the changeability “from the strangers in sound world to sovereign people as minority groups those who communicate with sign language” through analysis on data collected from research participants consisted of 15 members(the deafs 8, sign language interpreters 7). On this result basis, several practical implications were suggested for social work interventions aside from the pathological perspective by which the deaf have been shown to abnormal, deficit, low intellectual and so on.

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