Teachers and Learners Adaptation Problems in Special Needs Education in Selected Schools in Mukono District-Uganda

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Kampala International University, College/School of Education
The study aimed at establishing the teachers and learners adaptation problems in special needs education in selected schools in Mukono district, Uganda. Guided by four questions; 1) What is the demographic characteristics 2)What is the level of adaptation problems faced by learners and teachers 3)What is the difference between the levels of adaptation problems of learners with special needs and their teachers 4)Is there any significant relationship between the level of adaptation problems of learners in Mukono district primary schools. Using a sample of 271, the study employed descriptive comparative survey design and found out that level of learners adaptation problems is high, the study also found out that level of teachers adaptation is high. The study further found out that there is no significant difference between male and female learners in terms of their adaptation problems. The study finally found out that there is a significant relationship between learners adaptation problems and teachers adaptation problems. The study recommended that there is a need for donor community to make provisions for impaired children. The government and the stake holders need to give schools attention as far as facilities like hearing aids, special equipment for the children. A clear-cut policy should be put forward for special needs schools just like it has polices for the primary education. The parents who have children with impairment should give them extra attention as far as their studies are concerned. Preschool in Kenya has little or no attention from government and because of this, the section is lagging behind in so many aspects
A Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of The Requirements for The Award of The Degree of Bachelor of Education in Special Needs of Kampala International University
Adaptation Problems, Teachers and Learners, Special Needs Education