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|Title:||Teaching methods and academic performance of mildly retarded learners Innyamira, Division Nyamira District-Kenya|
|Publisher:||Kampala International University ,College of Education|
|Abstract:||This study was carried out to find out challenges encountered in teaching learners with specific learning difficulties. The researcher was interested in finding out the views of different people towards the education of children with specific learning difficulties in the area, therefore qualitative approach was employed to collect data. The researcher chose headteachers, teachers, parents and children with specific learning difficulties as sample population because through them relevant and appropriate information would be obtained. The researcher also used interview and questionnaire as research instruments. Interview guides were used to collect data from parents and children with specific learning difficulties because it enabled the researcher to make clarifications on some views given and make possible adjustments depending on their moods and needs. Headteachers and teachers were given questionnaires because they were assumed literate enough to handle these instruments. The findings revealed that children with mental retardation in regular schools experienced some challenges which among others included; lack of specially trained teachers in needs education to cater for their learning needs and interests, inadequacy of appropriate equipment and learning materials, inappropriate teaching materials and methods, negative attitudes of teachers towards the education of the handicapped children, poor pupils’ their poor attention span and interest to learn and high teacher—pupil ratio in class among others.|
|Description:||A research report submitted to the college of open and distance learning in partial fulfillment of their requirement for the award of bachelor’s degree in special needs education of Kampala International University|
|Appears in Collections:||Bachelor of Special Needs Education|
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