Development of the Integrated Educational Programs for the Female Marital Immigrant Families

여성결혼이민자가족의 지원을 위한 통합적 교육프로그램 개발에 관한 연구

  • Hong, Sung-Hee (Dept. of Consumer Information Science, Keimyung University) ;
  • Kim, Sung-Sook (Dept. of Consumer Information Science, Keimyung University)
  • 홍성희 (계명대학교 소비자정보학과) ;
  • 김성숙 (계명대학교 소비자정보학과)
  • Published : 2009.02.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to find the integrated educational programs for the female marital immigrant families in Korea. For this purpose, 21 immigrated female informants and 33 visiting teachers who provide teaching services to female informants were focus-group interviewed. The Major findings were as follows: Through the content analysis of informant's responses, both married female immigrants and visiting teachers expressed the needs of Korean language programs interpreted by immigrants' native speakers as well as programs to support their children. Married female immigrants expressed the needs for her husbands joining educational programs not much, on the other hand visiting teachers insisted to join their husbands as well as other family members to diverse family-related programs. Married female immigrants wanted programs to support their working skills, however visiting teachers emphasized their responsibilities and active attitudes before they get a job. Married female immigrants were not conscious any counselling programs to cope with husband's violence or maladjusted children, on the other hand visiting teachers insisted counselling programs to help female immigrants. Above all the programs, most of female marital immigrants wanted Korean language programs interpreted by their native speakers and programs to support their working skills, on the other hand visiting teachers emphasized the importance of family-related programs and counselling programs.