Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/12160
Title: Academic performance of the mentally retarded children in Central Zone, Central Division, Mandera District, Kenya
Authors: Muktar, Molu
Kike
Keywords: Academic performance
Retarded children
Mandera
District, Kenya
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
Abstract: This study was intended to find out the factors affecting academic perfonnance of leamers with mental deficits in regular schools; the study will look into attitude of teachers towards inclusion of learners with mental deficit in regular schools. In review of related infonnation, all secondary sources viewed relevant were consulted and made use of. A descriptive design was employed since the entire study was about explaining a scenario. Questionnaires were used in the collection of data and these were presented in frequencies and percentages distribution tables. The findings of the study revealed the following: The study found out that physically challenged children faced a myriad of problems in an inclusive school. Chief among them was the lack of sanitary facilities which catered for the physically challenged children. This in effect was leading to parents keeping their physically challenged children at home instead of exposing them to the problems they were facing at school. Another finding from the study was the confirmation it had provided that teachers in all inclusive schools were finding it difficult to cope with physically challenged children in their classes and this lead to them being biased towards treatment of these children. This was catalyzed by the fact that most teachers in primary schools were not special needs trained teachers. It was recommended that: , There is great need for the Government to train more teachers for special needs education and that the Govemment and parents association should provide relevant resources to schools to make teaching easy and possible for all leamers and that teachers should also use and explore modem teaching techniques such as unit facts teaching among others
Description: A Research Project Submitted to Institute of Open And Distance Learning in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Award of a Degree of Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education of Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/12160
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Special Needs Education

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
img-0007.pdf1.1 MBAdobe PDFView/Open


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.