본문 바로가기
  • Home

A Qualitative study on Positive Interactive Process of the Camp participant and Children with Disability through Integrated Camp

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2010, 11(4), pp.565-590
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

송정희 1

1대구대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study examines the evolving process of positive interactions between children with disability and non-disabled children teachers, and volunteers in a 10-year integrated camp. By investigating the qualitative changes of the interaction, the paper analyzes its implication in special education. Based on interview with participants who continuously participated In the integrated camp and referring to resource kit, the paper defines a pattern of the timing where the perception change takes place. According to the study results, the interactions in the early stages of camp takes a form of one-way communication due to the prejudice against disabled children and lack of understanding. Through self-awakening and reflection, an individual changes his/her perception about children with disability to open his/her mind to them and treat them as an equivalent human being, which enables interactions. This implies that perception change at a society level about children with disability is required for integrated education for children with disability and that it is necessary to expand the field of special education to the community level so that providing people working on integrated education can share their common points of value and philosophy.

Citation status

* References for papers published after 2022 are currently being built.