The factors that hinder successful implementation of mentally challenged learners in inclusive Education: a case study of Kiharu Division, Murang'a District, Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning
The study paper explained barriers that hinder successful implementation of inclusive education for mentally challenged learners in Kiharu Division of Murang'a North District. A sample of forty regular primary school teachers was purposively selected. The researcher used qualitative design approach to get the information. Questionnaires were used to correct date. The questionnaires targeted regular primary school teachers who deal directly with special needs. Date was then analyzed using statistical methods to arrive to results which were then interpreted m give meaning to the study. From the study, it is evident that learners with special needs are neglected in inclusive setting or in the mainstream. It creates some kind of stigma in both learners and their parents. Major recommendations include creating of awareness through seminars and workshops to, parents, teachers and the community on matters pertaining inclusive education. The government should sensitize and set up campaigns for educating public and disseminating information about special needs in education through mass media, journals and other public publications in order to create enough awareness throughout the country. Faculties should also be offered to cater for effective inclusive education.
A research report submitted to Kampala International University in partial fulfillment of the requirements of Award of the Degree of Bachelor of Education Special needs Education (SNE) of Kampala International University
Inclusive Education