The impact of free primary education on the quality of special education for the deaf learners in schools: a case study of Central Province Kenya

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2008-08
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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
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The impact of free primary education has been manifold and complex. The quality and magnitude of the programme has affected not only the normal physically fit pupil, but also the physically challenged learners in inclusive schools as well as the wider community and society. The study adopted a Descriptive research design. This enhanced the researcher to obtain a better understanding of the problems and impact of free primary education on the quality of special education for the deaf learners in central province Kenya. The method chosen allowed a collection of comprehensive and intensive data and provided an in-depth understanding of the topic under study. Information collected was analyzed and edited to create consistency and completeness. After collecting the questionnaires they were edited for completeness and consistency across the respondents and to locate omissions. Information obtained from the research study was presented and analyzed using bar charts, narratives, and statistical figures. This report provides suggestions for more effective approach to deaf education in the country. It is designed for policy makers, planners and practitioners who have responsibilities in the area of deaf education in Kenya.
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A Research Project Submitted To The Institute Of Open And Distance Learning In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirements For The Award Of A Degree In Education Of Kampala International University
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Free primary education, Special education, Learners, Schools, Central Province Kenya
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