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Title: Teachers’ attitudes towards inclusion of learners with hearing Impairment in regular Classrooms in dandora Zone Nairobi Kenya
Authors: Lucy, N. Mutugi
Keywords: Education
Teachers attitude
Learners
Hearing Impairment
Regular Classrooms
Nairobi
Issue Date: Apr-2007
Publisher: Kampala international international: College of Education, open and distance learning
Abstract: The study was about the teacher's attitudes towards inclusion of learners hearing impairments in regular classrooms in Dondora Zone, Nairobi -Kenya. The major respondents were regular primary teachers who were randomly selected from the four schools within the zone. The total number of respondents were twenty, five from every school. The study employed both qualitative and quantitative research design to determine the inclusion of learners with hearing impairments in regular schools. Questionnaire were then prepared using the specific objectives from the title of the study and given to the respondents to give their response. Data was then collected and analyzed inform of tables, pie charts and graphs. The objectives were to find out the regular teachers' knowledge and understanding of the hearing impairment learners. The teachers' knowledge and understanding on provision of education for hearing impaired learners. The teachers' views and attitudes towards the inclusion of leari1cr~with hearing impairment in regular schools. Major findings shows that the teachers had knowledge and understanding of the hearing impaired learners. This was because they were able to identify these learners with hearing impairments. They were also able to know the major cause of hearing impairment which is diseases. The hearing impaired should also be educated because they are normal children and have a right to be educated like the others non impaired. They should be handled by a specialist teacher. The hearing impaired should also be allowed to follow the regular school curriculum and allowed to learn with the non- impaired learner. Recommendations made from the study were training more teachers on special education so as to handle learners with hearing impairments in regular schools. Having a flexible curriculum to meet the needs of learners with hearing impairments. Equipping the regular schools with specialist material and equipment to cater for the learners needs. The hearing impaired learner should be allowed to follow the regular school curriculum and handled by a specialist teacher. From the study it can be concluded that the teachers have knowledge and understanding of the hearing impairment. The hearing impaired should be provided with education, included in regular schools handled by a specialist teacher. The curriculum should be modified to allow flexibility in the exam.
Description: A research report submitted to the faculty of education in the partial fulfillment of the degree of special needs education at Kampala international university Kampala, Uganda
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/10304
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Special Needs Education

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