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Title: Teachers’ attitudes towards learners with epilepsy in an inclusive setting in Dagoretti division, Nairobi
Authors: Milka, Mukuria N.
Keywords: Teachers’ attitudes
Issue Date: Aug-2007
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Education, Open & Distance Learning
Abstract: The central problem of this study is that despite the fact that epilepsy is a disease like any other and that an epileptic has normal intelligence, teachers and the society know little or nothing about it and have negative perception towards this problem. Factors leading to negative perception and discrimination have not been fully investigated and understood. The purpose of this study was to find out the teachers knowledge of epilepsy in an inclusive setting. This was clone in selected primary regular schools in Dagoretti, Nairobi province. The sample of the study was 25 teachers from 5 schools male and female teachers were given equal opportunities. The study sampled schools using convenient sampling techniques. Data was collected using questionnaires Data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics. From the findings most school don’t have any special needs teachers. Some special needs teachers have not changed their negative perception on these learner remedial classes to cover time lost during attacks and hospitalization. Majority of regular teachers have not trained in special education. Funds allocated to special needs in regular schools are diverted to other uses. Based on the findings it is recommended that every regular school should at least have one special needs teacher. Offer seminars and in-service courses to the special needs teachers. Train more teachers in special needs. Allocate more funds in special education needs. Create awareness through seminars, workshops, chief barazas, churches and the media. Teachers should be motivated to concentrate on assisting the special needs learners rather than focusing on the negative impact of their epilepsy or disability.
Description: A research project presented to the institute of continuing and distance studies in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education of Kampala International University,
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Special Needs Education

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