Cross-cultural competency and special education: Perceptions and experiences of Korean parents of children with special needs

Jiyeon Park, Ann P. Turnbull

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to record the perceptions, levels of satisfaction, and concerns of Korean parents of children with disabilities in regard to the special education services they have been receiving or seeking in the US. In-depth interviews were conducted with eight Korean parents of children with disabilities. Main themes refined from the analysis of the data include (a) parents' satisfaction with special education services in America, (b) experiences related to exchange of information with professionals, (c) need for a mediator, and (d) parents' perceptions of inclusion. Discussions of the findings with practical implications for serving Korean children with disabilities and their families are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-147
Number of pages15
JournalEducation and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Volume36
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2001

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