Constraints facing physically challenged children in early childhood development education (E.C.D.E) a case study of kamariny zone in Keiyo district Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning
Education has been seen as the only solution to the elimination of poverty, diseases and illiteracy. Many governments including Kenya has equally paid serious attention in order to achieve it. A literate population is more productive than an illiterate one hence the need to enable every citizen the opportunity to access education at all levels. It is therefore based on the above that the researcher ventures into the topic in order to examine the impediments faced by the physically challenged while learning in integrated schools within the study area. The study is based on Bandura's Social Learning Theory (Bandura, 1977; 1963) that posits that people learn from one another, via observation, imitation, and modeling. The study will employ descriptive survey design, targeting a population that included all the schools within Kamariny zone in Keiyo district. A sample of 9 public schools out of 16 schools will be used to carry out the research. This sample will represent over 30% hence representative. Simple random sampling will be used to identify the sample population. Findings will be manually analyzed and results presented by use of frequency tables and percentage tables. The findings of the study indicated that schools paid little attention to this group of learners by not providing enough teaching and learning materials as well providing conducive learning environment safe from hazards. The researcher recommended that the government should come up with a comprehensive policy detailing on how the physically challenged children should be handled to maximize their capabilities.
A research project submitted to the College of Education Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of the Degree in Early Childhood and Primary Education of Kampala International University (Kiu)
physically challenged, children, early childhood, Keiyo district Kenya