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    Motivation and academic performance of intellectually challenge in learners in selected schools Nguu division Nzaiji district, Kenya
    (Kampala international international: College of Education, open and distance learning, 2008-09) Benson, Nyamai Ngunia
    The study is about effects of motivation on academic performance of intellectually challenged learners in the regular primary schools. The study was hampered by limited time. It was extremely difficult to attend to more than one appointment scheduled. The selected schools were at a great distance in the vast division and transport to and from the selected schools was another limiting factor. Costs for production of the questionnaires and the printing of the final draft were another limitation in the study. Reference materials for the study were unavailable as there were no libraries in the locality. However, the researcher was helped to carry out the study by other factors which included; familiarity with the teachers in the special needs education programmes in the divisions and knowledge of short cut routes to the various selected schools. The objectives of the study are to explore the teachers’ views on the causes of intellectual challenge to investigate the effects of intellectual challenge on learning of the intellectual challenged learners to identify different intervention measures for the intellectually challenged learners. The researcher used the quantitative approach of collecting data. The researcher designed a questionnaire as a tool for collecting the data. The researcher concluded that the teachers’ assistance to the mentally challenged learners is of great importance for them to realize their learning expectations. The mentally retarded learners are also adversely affected by negative societal attitudes towards them. The researcher recommends the government to sustain the school feeding programme to cater for learners needs especially those from poverty stricken areas. The mentally retarded learners should be given extra time to accomplish their analyzed tasks. Therefore the curriculum for the mentally retarded learners should be tailored / differentiated in order to meet their educational needs.
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    Barriers to inclusive education to children with disabilities in selected primary schools in Chemelil zone Nyando district Nyanza province Kenya
    (Kampala international international: College of Education, open and distance learning, 2008-06) Charles, Abongo
    This study on the barriers to inclusive education on children with disabilities was carried out in selected primary schools in Chemelil zone Nyanza province of Kenya The study was organized in five chapters, in chapter one, it gave a background to the study. The study was on the premises that, inclusion of children with disabilities in the mainstream schools are faced by several barriers. The researcher therefore gave the experience concerning the problem that prompted him to undertake the study in chapter one. In chapter two, the researcher made references on various related literatures to find out what other writers have said about inclusive education. The related literature includes journals, bulletins and textbooks. Chapter three contains the research methodology. The area of sample was Chemelil zone, in Nyanza Province of Kenya. The sample population composed of teachers from regular schools and those from Special Schools, and education officers. Questionnaires were used as research tools and finally in chapter four, the researcher presented and analyzed the raw data collected in tabular form. According to the findings rigid curriculum, lack of qualified teachers, negative attitudes to the disabled children and they having diversified needs were identified as the barriers to inclusive education to children with disabilities. The study concluded that there are various barriers to inclusive education and recommends for strong policy actions to save the situation.
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    Educational barriers and academic performance of physically handicapped learners in Bondo district Kenya
    (College of Education, Open & Distance Learning, 2009-12) Ngoje, Elphas Okech
    Comparatively the number of physically handicapped learners enrolled in the regular schools is still low yet every effort is being made to increase the number. The researcher wanted to find out whether various educational barriers hinder their academic achievements or not. In order to do this study the researchers embarked on a descriptive survey kind of research. He tested two variables that' is educational barrier (attitudes, facilities, teaching methods and learning environment) against another variable called academic performance. The researchers targeted Bondo districts in Kenya which had 236 schools. For efficiency he singled out Usigu division which had 39 schools, 240 teachers and 7800 pupils and 39 head teachers By random sampling he selected 60 teachers, 240 pupil and 15 Head teachers. Then he used the following strata for the selected 15 schools. Schools near the lakes 5, schools in urban setting 3 and schools from the interior 7. Questionnaires were used in the study and both male and female pupils were randomly selected from std. 6 to 8. Questionnaires were sent to schools. From the responses it emerged that teachers had negative attitude towards these learners, there were no suitable learning facilities, the learning. Facilities were not yet well modified and the teachers were also not yet weir trained to the capacity to handle these learners. The researchers' recommendations were that a lot of sensitization should be augmented in order to remove stigma and enhance positive attitudes
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    Analysis of the factors responsible for pupils drop out in schools in Loita Division Narok South District - Kenya
    (Kampala International University.College of Education, 2010-04) Robert, Magut Kibet
    The major objective of the study was to examine the causes of school dropouts in Loita Division, Narok South district, Kenya. The study was conducted Division Narok South district Kenya. A total of 60 respondents were chosen; 10 politicians, 10 religious leaders, 10 political leaders, and 30 parents consulted during the study. The study findings were collected in line with the research questions of the study. The first research question sought to find out the causes of school dropout in Loita Division. The study findings reveal that; poverty, corporal punishments, chronic illness, long distance of schools and lengthy learning hours were the answers given by respondents. The second research question sought to find out the effects of school dropout in Loita division. The study findings here revealed that; high crime rates, high level of illiteracy, early marriages, and early pregnancies were the answers given by respondents on this research question. The third research question sought to find out the solutions to school dropouts in Loita division. The study findings revealed that; building of more schools, free education, compulsory education, provision of lunch in schools, and reduction of learning hours were the solutions given by he respondents. Conclusions and recommendations were then made after presenting and interpreting the data.
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    Effects of instructional materials to learners with hearing impairment: a case study of Athi River District in Kenya
    (Kampala International University.College of Education, 2011-04) Vionne, Anam Akinyi