• 학회지명 : From Learning Disabilities to Learning Difference : Applying Narrative Therapy for College Students Labeled “Learning Disabilities”
      분류 한국교육치료학회
      첨부파일
      주제어 narrative therapy, learning disability, learning difference
      국문초록
      In recent decades western psychology has conceptualized learning disabilities (LD) in terms of deficits and
      related ‘social emotional issues’ as insecurity, low self-esteem and social isolation that can be rehabilitated
      through combined remedial teaching and psychological intervention. Consequently, most research regarding
      college students with LD tend to characterize these students in terms of problems they encounter or deficits
      they exhibit. Such research does not paint a rich portrait of the students with LD as learners. In contrast,
      research in a variety of disciplines which draws on narrative approach provides an alternative. Stories allow
      researchers to hear learning disabled student's complicated lives without the restrictions implicit in assigning a
      quick diagnosis and labeling, generating a genuine sense of caring between researcher and participant. The
      inquiring into the problem-saturated story and its effects on the college students with LD, and constructing
      the alternative story will help invite them to see themselves from a different perspective, to notice how they
      constructed, to notice their limits, and to discover that there are other possible narratives.