Provision of pre-school education for children with mental retardation in kikooza special needs school Mukono town council district Uganda

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Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning
This research was intended to investigate the challenges faced by teachers of children with mental retardation in pre-school education, in Mukono District. Non-probability sampling was used to select respondents and areas of research. Interviews were .used to collect data from 9 respondents. These included the head teacher and teachers. The findings showed that use of inappropriate teaching learning and play materials, the curriculum, lack of parental involvement in the education are challenges to teachers of children with mental retardation in preschools. It also found out that the teacher's attitudes towards children with mental retardation was negative. The study recommended training through refresher courses and seminars for teachers so that they are kept a breast with the appropriate methods this would also help them to accept children with mental retardation. The public also needs to be sensitized to have teacher's attitudes and accept children with mental retardation in pre-schools
A research report submitted to the College of Education Open Distance Learning in fulfillment for the award of a Degree in Special Needs Education of Kampala International University
pre-school education, mental retardation, children, Mukono town