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The Experiences and Perceptions of Secondary Special Education Teachers about their Pre-service Training and the Training System

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2018, 19(3), pp.23-44
  • DOI : 10.19049/JSPED.2018.19.3.02
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education
  • Received : August 14, 2018
  • Accepted : September 12, 2018
  • Published : September 30, 2018

HONG, JEONG-SUK 1

1대구대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to provide basic data to gain an understanding of the current state of the training system for secondary special education teachers. The study discusses how to improve the system by examining the experiences of the teachers’regarding their pre-service training as well as their perceptions about the training system. The teachers’responses to interview questions were analyzed according to the constant comparison method, and their perceptions regarding the training system were divided into 19 sub-themes, nine themes and four categories. The results of the analysis are as follows. First, secondary special education teachers are require high levels of subject expertise, but the expertise they acquire in this area is not adequate and needs to be increased. Second, most of the classes for special education major and subject majors consist of theory-oriented courses and have limitations in terms of understanding the basic curriculum and acquiring specializations related to education for students with developmental disabilities. Third, the problem with the training system for secondary special education teachers is that there is little relationship between the system of education and both the practice that take place in the field of special education and the employment system for the teachers. Finally, method for improving the training system include strengthening the capacity for subject expertise, reducing the number of courses on disabilities in the basic completion subject, and organizing and offering courses related to subjects that are part of the basic curriculum for special education major. Based on these results, the study explores the implications for the secondary special education teacher system and ways in which it could be improved.

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