A Phenomenological Study on Convergence Horticulture Activity Experience of Mother of Child with Disability

장애부모의 융복합 원예활동 경험에 대한 현상학적 연구

  • Kang, Soo-Jung (Dept. of Special Education, Dankook University) ;
  • Jeong, Yeon-Soo (Dept. of Graduate School of Special Education, Dankook University)
  • 강수정 (단국대학교 특수교육학과) ;
  • 정연수 (단국대학교 특수교육대학원)
  • Received : 2015.08.12
  • Accepted : 2015.10.20
  • Published : 2015.10.28


This study aimed to explore process of convergence life experience by horticulture activity of mother of child with disability through qualitative research. The data collection consisted of interview data of two meetings with four participants and transcribed interview data. The collected data analyzed by coding process of conceptualization-subtopic theme-core theme. The result through the phenomenological research of this study appeared as start of connection, care and empathy, understanding about living things, healing, sharing, In conclusion, this study could search the process of relationship building with herself and the world behind her, even though the process of convergence life experience of mother of child with disability started with little connection, as they became to understand the meaning of relationship through care and empathy and sharing.


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