Adaptive teaching on the learning ability of learners with low vision of Endiba integrated primary Nyamira county, Kenya:

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Kampala International University, College/School of Education
This study experimented on adaptive teaching on the learning ability of low vision children of Endiba Integrated Primary, Nyamira County, Kenya. In particular, this empirical research determined further the following (I) profile of low vision children as to age, gender and previous academic performance in Science; (2) the mean scores of the learners in the pretest and post test for the visually impaired (3) significant difference in the mean scores of the learners in the pre-test and post-test. The study also employed the quasi experimental design using two levels, the pretest and post test technique. A total of twelve visually impaired children were involved using inclusive criteria. The pretest and posttest scores were documented in a record sheet utilized as the research instrument. The statistical parameters utilized were the frequency and percentage distribution for the profile of the children, the mean for the pretest and posttest mean scores and the t-test for the significant differences in the pretest and post test mean scores and mean gain. The findings of the study were as follows: the mean scores in the pretest were lower than the mean scores in the post test; there was a significant difference in the pretest and post test mean scores between the male and female learners; mean gain consistently increased from session one to three, It was concluded in this empirical investigation, that the null hypothesis of no significant difference in the pretest mean scores and posttest mean scores between the male and female learners was rejected. Adaptive teaching technique was effective on the learning ability of low vision children. Based on the findings of this study, the recommendations were geared towards workshops and seminars for teachers handling low vision learners on how to carry out adaptive teaching in all teaching subjects in order to improve the learning ability of these children; technological innovations, for the government to increase funding to schools for the visually impaired children in order to optimize the available software related to teaching children with visual impairment since equipment for this area were very expensive; Curriculum adaptations and modifications to suit children with visual impairment from elementary level so that it becomes easier for the teacher to plan on how to teach and come up with appropriate teaching and learning strategies as per the need of each individual child; studies to be carried out in the future on the area of adaptive teaching and learning ability of the visually impaired children especially in mathematics and science where visually impaired children performed poorly in national examinations in Kenya.
a thesis Presented to the College of Higher Degrees and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts Education in Special Needs Education
Adaptive teaching, learning ability of learners, Nyamira county, Kenya