AUTHOR : 손연아,손은령
INFORMATION : page. 41~69 / 2017 Vol.24 No.4
This study investigated the story of a mother, whose child had dropped out of school. It aims to understand the mother’s life and experience, and what they mean to her. A narrative type of inquiry was chosen, and it allowed access to her experience from a holistic perspective. The participant in this study was informed of the goal and necessity of this study, and she agreed voluntarily to offer her story as data. The story was reorganized by topic congruence, as she described her life as a mother whose child had left school and ‘re-told’ her experience. The reconstructed story showed a repetitive pattern which consists of introspection, self-reflection, and internal growth. As a result, this study provided support for(Roh Ki-ho, 2014), which argued that the government should formulate a legally binding system to provide counseling sessions for parents or guardians and educational programs in which families including dropout adolescent children can participate for improving family relationships. This study also discusses the need for the parents whose children dropped out of school to properly intervene in their children’s lives not only for the emotional well-being but also for their future careers.