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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Commun Sci Disord. 2001;6(1): 1-27.
Korean Elementary - School Students Perception of "Class Member ship"
Hyojung Lee` , and Eunhye Park`
Copyright ©2001 The Korean Academy of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
이효정(Hyojung Lee)| 박은혜(Eunhye Park)
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ABSTRACT
Recently, literature on inclusive education has stressed the importance of class member ship of student s with disabilities as one of critical defining characteristics of successful inclusion practice. In other words, acquiring class membership in the inclusive school is considered as an important factor to achieve an qualitative inclusion. The purpose of this study was to examine the perception of class membership of elementary - school student s in Korea. For this purpose, a questionnaire which included 23 items was developed through careful literature review, pre- test s, and a factor analysis process. Fourteen of the 23 items were focused on factor s of children with disabilities and 9 items, on ecological factors. Five hundred and forty - five elementary - school student s participated in this study. 2 statistics was used for the analysis of perception. The result s of this study revealed that perception of class member ship related to child factor s was negative in items of characteristics of disabled children, especially challenging behavior s in the classroom such as shouting or going out during the class. Ecological factor s which elementary - school student s think negatively were items related to teacher s differential rule application. Younger student s showed more permissive perception than older student s. Implication of the result s on current inclusive education practice were discussed.
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