Factors That Lead to Dropout of Children with Visual Impairment from Primary Schools: Case Study Of Magumuni Division, Meru South District-Kenya

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Kampala International University, School of Education
The study was carried out in Magumuni Division Meru South District. The main purpose of the study was to find out factors that lead to dropout of children with visual impairment from primary schools. The sample population was composed of respondents who included the area inspector of schools, Head teachers, teachers, parents and learners with and without visual impairment in the selected schools. The research instruments that were used to collect data were questionnaires and interview. The findings of the study generally revealed that there were a good number of visually impaired children dropping out of mainstream schools. The researcher made some recommendations that; there should be training of more teachers in special needs education, child-child method of teaching to encourage positive/health interaction between the ordinary children and those that are visually challenged, provision of modified learning/teaching materials, modification of the curriculum to suit the learning needs of all learners, special consideration in setting and marking of National Examinations as a way forward towards improving the performance of visually impaired learners in an inclusive setting.
A Research Report Submitted to The College of Open and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Bachelor’s Degree in Special Needs Education of Kampala International University
Dropout of Children with Visual Impairment, Factors That Lead to Dropout of Children with Visual Impairment from Primary Schools:, Meru South District-Kenya