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A Literature Review on Literacy for Adults with Disabilities

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2022, 23(3), pp.187-216
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education
  • Received : August 10, 2022
  • Accepted : September 8, 2022
  • Published : September 30, 2022

Park, Sun-hee 1 Park Jae Kook 1 Kim, Ha-Eun 1 Kim, Hyeon-Ji 1

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ABSTRACT

[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine research trends on literacy for adults with disabilities by analyzing journal articles published from 2002 to April. 2022 in Korea. [Method] A total of 32 papers were analyzed by defining the analysis category as the research period, academic journal type, research type, disability type, age, research topic, and research subject area by peirod. [Results] First, literacy research on individuals with disabilities increased rapidly during the COVID-19 period, with 7 studies in 2020 and 8 studies in 2021. Second, the most research was done in the field of special education journals with 15 studies, but it was found that the research was insufficient in other fields of studies. Third, in terms of research type, the survey research type were used the most with 20 research studies. Fourth, the largest number of studies on intellectual disabilities were done with 16 studies. Fifth, the topics related to functional literacy in life using digital were found to be the most with 9 studies. [Conclusion] For indiviauls with disabilities living in the era of lifelong education and the information age, the necessity of research on literacy by various disability types and development of digital literacy programs was suggested.

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