ERIC Number: EJ719204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Reference Count: 44
Inclusion in South Korea: The Current Situation and Future Directions
International Journal of Disability Development and Education, v52 n1 p59-68 Mar 2005
Inclusion has occupied the centre of attention in education in many countries for the past few decades, and it is the same in South Korea. Although most researchers and educators agree that inclusion is necessary for equal educational opportunities and social participation of students with disabilities, there are debates about the most effective and appropriate services for these students and how teachers should deliver these services. The purpose of this article is to introduce the educational system and the unique cultural situation in South Korea to the reader and to suggest future directions for successful inclusion. Inclusion can grow and be meaningful in South Korea if it is based on the thoughtful and sustained efforts of people who have the passion and compassion that inspires others to listen to different opinions. Finally, successful inclusion can come about when the government supports changes in the community and schools.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Educational History, Special Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Equal Education, Inclusive Schools, Cultural Influences, Mainstreaming, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea