- Volume 58 Issue 3
This paper aimed to analyze articles published in 9 Korean social work journals from 1979 to 2005 regarding the conceptualization of disability and the orientation of disability theories. Trends of disability theories have shifted from the division of the individual model and the social model to four models including individual materialist, individual idealist, social creationist, and social constructionist. As a result of categorizing the articles, it was revealed that the individual idealist position is the most popular and the social creationist position is increasingly popular. To understand disability holistically, the complexity of disability has to be addressed rather than focusing on one model.
disability;disability theory;Korean disability academy trends;research trends