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ERIC Number: EJ922789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Korean Americans' Perceptions and Attitudes toward People with Disabilities: Determination of Inclusion Issues
Ferko, Doreen J. K.; Jung, Woo; Kim, Sarah
Journal of International Special Needs Education, v13 p23-31 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine Korean Americans' perceptions of disabilities. Participants were 147 Korean Americans, male and female, between the ages of 18 and 70. Participants were recruited from Korean churches and educational organizations such as schools and local universities in California. Results showed conflicting perceptions such as supporting inclusion, but also in segregated settings. Furthermore, results showed that mothers' thoughts or actions affected whether or not a child was born with a disability and that more effort by individuals with disabilities would result in better academic performance. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea