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Experiences of Special Education Teachers on Implementing School-wide Distance Education Program during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2022, 23(4), pp.33-56
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education
  • Received : November 10, 2022
  • Accepted : November 29, 2022
  • Published : December 31, 2022

Kang, Kyung-Ho 1 Jinseok Park 2

1대전원명학교
2이화여자대학교 특수교육연구소

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ABSTRACT

[Purpose] This study aimed to explore the experiences of special education teachers in implementing school-wide distant education during the COVID-19 pandemic. [Method] The researchers developed a semi-structured questionnaire and facilitated focus interview sessions with eight teachers working at a private special school in Daejeon, South Korea. Interview transcripts were analyzed verbatim for categorization using the constant comparison method. [Results] Despite several challenges were identified, including a lack of time, communication with students and parents, and excessive paperwork, the participants addressed that distance education led to a better quality of teaching, efficient communication with parents, and more professional development opportunities. [Conclusion] The findings provide insightful knowledge on improving distance education's quality as part of special school curriculum in post-COVID era.

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