Teacher's Attitudes towards Mentally Retarded Learners In Selected Inclusive Educational Settings of Emulole Base, Emasatsi Division Khwisero District, Kenya

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Kampala International University, bachelors degree in special needs education
Due to the free primary education that was implemented in 2002 in Kenya, Most pupils with mentally retardation were admitted to the regular schools this prompted the researcher to investigate teacher's attitudes towards mentally retarded learners. The study was carried in Emulole Base Emasatsi Division, Khwisero District, Kenya for eight months of December to July 2010. The study obtained information from teachers both male and female in the five sampled schools the sampling was done randomly. Names of schools were written on a piece of paper and five schools picked randomly. The researcher used questionnaires that were developed from the research objectives, pretesting with a few hand to different teachers four from each primary school who were also picked randomly. The respondents were familiar with the researcher and all the questions were filled and collected without any, difficult as most of the schools were easily accessible. From the study most of the teachers are well educated to diploma and degree levels and a few are still pl certificate holders. This could be the reason why some teachers have negative attitude towards including mentally retarded m the ordinary class.
A Research Dissertation Submitted To the Institute of Open and Distance Learning In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award Of A Bachelor Of Education Special Needs Education Of Kampala International University
Mentally Retarded Learners, Inclusive Educational Settings, Emasatsi Division Khwisero