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Elementary School Teachers' Perception and Experience of Current Inclusive Education for Students with Hearing Impairment

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2020, 21(4), pp.125-154
  • DOI : 10.19049/JSPED.2020.21.4.05
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education
  • Received : November 9, 2020
  • Accepted : December 14, 2020
  • Published : December 31, 2020

Park, Mi-Hye 1 KWON, SOON WOO 2

1대구대학교 특수교육학과
2대구대학교

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ABSTRACT

[Purpose] The purpose of this study is to find out the current improvement tasks through elementary school teachers’perception and experience for the desirable inclusive education of students with the hearing impairment. [Method] For this study, ten classroom elementary school teachers having experienced teaching students with hearing impairment in general elementary schools were participated in the study by using the method of individual in-depth interview. Based on the phenomenological approach, it’s to explore the meaning and nature of human experiences, the deep meanings contained within various phenomena. [Results] The results of this study are summarized as follows. First, in the elementary school teachers' perception of hearing impaired students, that was categorized into a four-step process that participants had positive perception and necessity of the full inclusive education for the hearing impaired students, but they experienced the limitation of teaching skills, so they felt to need the professional training. And also as the main teacher for hearing impaired students, they had tries many things for them but they recognized the limitation of supports for them. Through this process, it showed that participants hoped to be changed to be a better teacher for the hearing impaired students. Second, the improvement tasks of full inclusive education for students with hearing impairments were categorized into a four-step process. participants recognized that the most important thing for them was to improve communication ability, and to make communication place for improving social skills of the students with hearing impairment. [Conclusion] suggesting that there’s a need for the change of the teachers’training system, supports of acceptance and standing alone for the hearing impaired children, national supports for qualified and stable special education, expanded professional personnel employment.

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