Visual impairments and learning in an inclusive educational setting: a case of selected primary schools in Kamasian zone Kipkelion division, Kipkelion district of Rift Valley Province-Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The impact of free primary education has been manifold and complex. The quality and magnitude of the programme has affected not only the normal visually fit pupil, but also the visually challenged learners in inclusive schools as well as the wider community and society. The study adopted a quantitative research design. This enhanced the researcher to obtain a better understanding of the problems and impact of free primary education on the quality of special education for the visually impaired learners in KIPKELION DIVISION, KIPKELION district, Kenya. The method chosen allowed a collection of comprehensive and intensive data and provided an in-depth understanding of the topic under study. Information collected was analyzed and edited to create consistency and completeness. After collecting the questionnaires they were edited for completeness and consistency across the respondents and to locate omissions. Information obtained from the research study was presented and analyzed using narratives, and statistical figures. This report provides suggestions for more effective approach to visually disabled education in the country. It is designed for policy maker, planners and practitioners who have responsibilities 111 the area of visually disabled education in Kenya.
A Research Project Submitted to Institute of Open and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of a Bachelor Degree in Primary Education of Kampala International University
Visual impairments, Learning, Educational setting, Primary schools, Kamasian zone Kipkelion division, Kipkelion district of Rift Valley Province, Kenya