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Changing the perception of junior school girls toward student with disabilities through creative drama activity

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2013, 14(1), pp.285-303
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

OK HYE-SOOK 1 KANG,YOUNG-SIM 2 정혜윤 2

1경상대학교
2부산대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study was aimed to change the perception of junior school girls toward student with disabilities through creative drama activity related disabilities. The subjects of the research were six students who attend a typical girls’ middle school in B city. For this, this study was implemented using the qualitative research method. The qualitative data for analysing perception change was collected through video footage of 30 sessions, reflective journal written by first author and musical actor who was running creative drama activity and participant students, creative drama script completed by participant students. The result was as follows; During the process of creative drama activity, the perception of junior school girls toward student with disabilities had been changed from negatively to positively. Especially taking a view of role on student with disability and his/her families made participant students understand difficulties students with disabilities experience in society including school. And they expressed an empathy with loneness students with disabilities feel. It is suggested that creative drama activity related disabilities is a good intervention program for improving the attitude of students without disabilities toward students with disabilities in inclusive setting.

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