Influence of mainstreaming school programmes on exceptional children's academics performance in Njoro Division of Molo District Kenya

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Kampala International University.College Of Education
The major purpose of this study was to investigate the challenges encountered by learners with exceptional needs in the mainstream in Njoro Division. The other purpose was to come up with the intervention measures required to alleviate the problems. To achieve the above objectives, a thorough study was done in five schools in Kihingo Zone of Mola District which acted as a representation of the whole Njoro Division. The report among pupils, teacher-pupils and teacher-teacher was observed. The results revealed that there was no Education officer and pupils interaction. Learners had limited educational resources. Pupils have language banier leading to poor pupil-teacher interaction. Many children in the mainstream schools suffer hidden health problems. Majority of the teachers in the incll)sive settings are not trained to handle the diverse special needs · displayed by the exceptional children. It was therefore recommended that the factors contributing to learners with special needs in the regular school be dealt with by adhering to the intervention measures suggested. This included acceptance of the children by the immediate caregivers and education stake holders through provision of basic facilities and training. The government should also develop education policies geared towards meeting the needs of learners with special needs. Awareness campaigns should be launched in all institutions and in the community for iri depth intervention.
A Research Report submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in Partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Bachelors Degree of Education in Special Needs Education of Kampala International University.
Mainstreaming, School programmes, Exceptional, hildren