The Impact of Inclusive Education on Learners with Hearing Impairment in Regular Schools of Samburu District, Kenya.

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Kampala International University, bachelors degree in special needs education
This study examined the challenges of inclusion of children with hearing impairment in regular schools in Samburu District in Kenya. the objectives of the study were to investigate the problems faced by children with hearing impairment in accessing education, determine the relevance of the education currently offered to children with hearing impairment and to some up with solutions that can avert the problem. Qualitative and quantitative designs were employed where convenient sampling was used to select the students in the school used for the study. The main instruments used in the data collection were the questionnaires. The data collected was analyzed manually where the research used descriptive and quantitative analysis, which included percentages and frequencies. the findings of the study included among others, the fact that, textbooks and other writing materials for the disabled were missing in the schools, disabled people are discriminated against by the able-bodied. this research recommended among other things, a policy that in the education of learners with disabilities a law is needed to provide and enforce services for this population without laws and national mandates, and ways for ensuring that schools abide by these laws, many learners with disabilities are likely to be locked out of the educational arena. Development of a transition-based service provision model is vital especially for those with severe mental retardation.
A Research Report Presented To The Institute Of Open And Distance Learning In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirement For The Award Of Bachelor Of Education (Special Needs) Of Kampala International University (KIU).
Inclusive Education, Hearing Impairment, Samburu District, Kenya