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Title: Special needs education and academic performance of pupils in government primary schools: a case study of Nama Yin Go District
Authors: Ojiambo, Stephen
Keywords: Special needs education
Academic Performance of Pupils
Issue Date: Jun-2018
Publisher: Kampala International University;College of Open and Distance Learning Education
Abstract: Performance in National Examinations by day primary girls' schools has been poor in Uganda. The participation of girls in primary education has been below that of boys for the last five years. Various interventions have been undertaken to address the gender gaps in the education sector. Significant achievements have been scored through these initiatives towards improving girls' access, retention and performance. However, the gender disparities are still wide. It has been noted that the girl child's academic performance is generally below average, yet, it is acknowledged that an educated girl plays a significant role in society as compared to an educated boy child. The purpose of this study is to establish the factors influencing academic performance of girl child in public primary schools in Namayingo District Education Zone. The study is guided by the following objectives: i. To find out the effect of teachers' use of individualized teaching approach on the academic performance of children with disabilities in primary schools in Namayingo District. ii. To establish the effect of teachers' emotional attachment to children on the academic performance of children with disabilities in primary schools in Namayingo District. 111. To find out the effect of teachers' use of special materials during teaching on the academic performance of children with disabilities in primary schools in Namayingo District The research was undertaken at N amayingo District. The 6 schools out of very many schools in the district will be used for the study because the target population is so big that selecting a sample will be meaningful. The population to be studied will then be divided into strata comprising of district officials, head teachers, teachers, and pupils in class 6 and 7 to get a more homogeneous sub-population. The researcher will then use purposive technique to identify the teachers to be interviewed. Simple random sampling methods will be used to select the Parents and girls for the study in order to avoid biasness whereby every girl and parent in the study will have an equal chance of participating. Primary data will be collected in two ways. First, a questionnaire will be conducted with the pupils and parents. Secondly, interviews will also be carried out to teachers. The data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics and multiple regressions using Statistical Package for Social Sciences. The study will find that Parental involvement influences academic performance of girl child in public primary schools most followed by pupil's characteristics, Family background and school infrastructure is influencing academic performance of girl child least. It is clear that status of the family has the highest effect on academic performance of the girl child followed by number of siblings, structure of the family, period of time in the current school, whether the girl is a day scholars and boarders with age of the respondents having the lowest effect on the academic performance of the girl child. This study recommends that that the government intervenes to create more awareness on the need of parental involvement in the education of their children. This can be done by encouraging
Description: A research report submitted to the Faculty of Education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of the Bachelor's Degree of Education of Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/9624
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