Interviews with Mothers of Former Special Education Students in Japan.Report as inadecuate




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This paper reports results of a series of intense post school follow-up interviews conducted during 1989-90 in southern Japan with mothers (and one father) of 12 young adults, who had been labeled severely or profoundly handicapped when in school. The interview process is described in some detail to underscore the importance of accommodating Japanese cultural expectations. Parents responded to specific questions on the California Follow Up Data Form and then were given an opportunity to ask questions or add other comments. Topics covered in the interviews included the former student's current employment status, past schooling experiences, use of free time, general feelings of life satisfaction, and future concerns. The most consistent and overwhelming concerns expressed by the parents were issues of public acceptance of their child's handicap. Most parents spoke with resignation about their child eventually living in one of the large government colonies. (DB)

Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Adjustment, Employment, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Leisure Time, Life Satisfaction, Outcomes of Education, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Qualitative Research, Secondary School Teachers, Severe Disabilities, Special Education











Author: Fulton, Louise; Dixon, Virginia

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12207&id=ED364029







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