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Analyzing Research Trends on Special Education Technology in Scholar Articles of Special Education

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2015, 16(3), pp.61-81
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

WOO JEONG HAN 1

1대구사이버대학교

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ABSTRACT

The special education technology is an important means to complement·replace the distinctiveness of the students who have special education needs. Due to the universality of special education technology, there is no choice but to accept the overall technology development of special education as well. The purpose of this study was to analyze trends on special education technology research, published in scholar articles of special education from 2005 to 2014. Key words are used to collect of research are special education technology, assistive technology, rehabilitation technology. A total of 274 papers were selected to be analyzed research. Through this process, for special education technology research status by year, research form, disability area, age, dependent variables and the key words were analyzed. The results of the study were as follows; First, annual special education technology papers appeared to be rising overall trend followed in previous studies. Second, research form, dependent variables and study the target age group were studied widely then preceding research. And new studies for robots and the SNS had founded. From the results, various studies of the special education technology to facilitate learning and to improve the performance needs of special education students, but new technology must be taken into consideration whether it would be able to achieve special learning objectives of the students with special needs.

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