Barriers to inclusive education to children with disabilities in selected primary schools in Chemelil zone Nyando district Nyanza province Kenya

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Kampala international international: College of Education, open and distance learning
This study on the barriers to inclusive education on children with disabilities was carried out in selected primary schools in Chemelil zone Nyanza province of Kenya The study was organized in five chapters, in chapter one, it gave a background to the study. The study was on the premises that, inclusion of children with disabilities in the mainstream schools are faced by several barriers. The researcher therefore gave the experience concerning the problem that prompted him to undertake the study in chapter one. In chapter two, the researcher made references on various related literatures to find out what other writers have said about inclusive education. The related literature includes journals, bulletins and textbooks. Chapter three contains the research methodology. The area of sample was Chemelil zone, in Nyanza Province of Kenya. The sample population composed of teachers from regular schools and those from Special Schools, and education officers. Questionnaires were used as research tools and finally in chapter four, the researcher presented and analyzed the raw data collected in tabular form. According to the findings rigid curriculum, lack of qualified teachers, negative attitudes to the disabled children and they having diversified needs were identified as the barriers to inclusive education to children with disabilities. The study concluded that there are various barriers to inclusive education and recommends for strong policy actions to save the situation.
A research report submitted to the institute of open and distance learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of bachelor of education in special needs Kampala International University
Special needs, Barriers, Inclusive education, Primary schools, Children with disabilities, Nyando district