Impact of special schools in promoting communication for persons with hearing impairment: a case study of Special Schools for the Deaf in Rwanda

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Kampala International University; College of Education Open and Distance Learning
The main objective of this study is to assess the impact of special schools in promoting communication for persons with hearing impairment a case study of special school for the deaf in RWANDA. To achieve this objective we investigated a hundred twenty eight (128) teachers for the deaf located in ten special schools and four mainstreaming schools around the country. The questionnaires and interviews addressed to the teachers, pupils and school authorities helped me to analyze the results. The information I got from questionnaires was compared to those from interviews and has shown the following: -Special schools should employ for acceptance of communication. -The society as well should be able to accept deaf individuals. -And most importantly, the special schools should accept the thinking and feeling of self. -I think if all of the above things are considered, a hearing-impaired individual would definitely function effectively. I conclude and recommend that the education of children with Special Needs, and especially the deaf community should be encouraged.
A research report submitted to the College of Open and Distance Learning as a requirement in partial fulfillment for the Award of a Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education at Kampala International University
Special schools, Promoting communication, Persons with hearing impairment, Special schools for the deaf, Rwanda