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Kim, Eunjoo; Zhang, Jie; Sun, Xiaoke – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
Given the contextual conditions in each country, the United States, Korea, and China all have their own unique history of special education, which leads to different special education and service systems for students with special needs. The purpose of this paper is to compare the development and current status of special education in all three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Special Education, Educational Development
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Jeon, Mookyung – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Disability simulation is an educational approach to modify attitudes and behaviors toward persons with disabilities by allowing participants to experience simulated life activities of individuals with disabilities. Despite the controversy regarding the effectiveness of disability simulations and its potential counterproductive effects, however,…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Disabilities, Simulation, Elementary School Students
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Choi, Nari; Shin, Mikyung; Cho, EunMi – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
The definitions and educational policies related to learning disabilities have been updated throughout the last two decades since the passing of the Special Education Promotion Act (1994) in the Republic of Korea (South Korea). In particular, the definition of learning disabilities was entirely revised in the Special Education Act for Individuals…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Disability Identification, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Ochoa, Theresa A.; Erden, Emine; Alhajeri, Ohoud; Hurley, Ellie; Lee, Kwangwon; Ogle, Lindsey; Wang, Tianqian – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
This article describes disability laws and special education provisions in China, Kuwait, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States making note of the important role they have in the lives of people with disabilities. Anti-discrimination, rehabilitation, and special education laws enhance the quality of the lives of individuals with disabilities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Disabilities, Laws
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Ostendorf, Raymond J.; Choi, Nari – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
In the spirit of moving toward a more "global community", multicultural special education practices designed to reach culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students represent an imperative in countries world-wide where education is a core value, including the United States (U.S.) and South Korea. As CLD students in the U.S. and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Language Usage, Student Diversity
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Choi, Nari; Shin, Mikyung – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
In 2001, the government of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) first established Special Education Support Centers (SESCs) to provide appropriate services to students identified as having disabilities based on Korean special education law. School supervisors in the local offices of education across the nation oversee the SESCs. Despite the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Supervisors, School Supervision, Special Education
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Kim, So-Young; Lim, Young-Jin – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Although much emphasis has been paid to stress and burnout among special education teachers, little attention has been paid to their well-being. This study aimed to examine relations between virtues and well-being among Korean special education teachers. Virtues and well-being of 115 Korean special education teachers were assessed using the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Stress Management, Well Being
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Lim, Young-Jin; Kim, Mi-Na – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
Many factors that may affect personal teaching efficacy (PTE) of special education teachers have been discovered. However, little is known about the relationship between character strengths (CS) and PTE in them. This study aimed to investigate CS in relation to PTE in Korean special education teachers. Character Strengths Test-Short Form (CST-SF)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Rating Scales
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Kim, Nam Hee; Park, Jiyeon – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of the Family-Involved Self-Determination Learning Model of Instruction (SDLMI) on academic engagement and goal attainment of middle school students with disabilities who exhibit problem behavior. Intervention was provided to the experimental group (12 students with their families and special…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Self Determination, Special Education Teachers
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Sung, Minjung; Park, Jiyeon – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
In this study, a family support program was carried out for primary caregivers of children with disabilities. The program included respite care, recreation programs, counseling, and social support coordination based on individual needs of each family. In order to verify the intervention effects, parenting stress and family quality of life were…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Quality of Life
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Lee, Hae-Gyun; Kim, Jung-Hyun; Kang, Jong-Gu – International Journal of Special Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to assess the level of competence needed for teachers of the visually impaired. The assessment was based on Professional Standard Competence developed by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) for special education teachers in 2001. The researchers used questionnaires to acquire information about 190 South Korean…
Descriptors: Blindness, Braille, Interpersonal Relationship, Program Effectiveness