Challenges facing integration of the physically handicapped in normal school system in selected schools in Kajiado district, Kenya

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Kampala International University, Institute of Open and Distance Learning
In Kenya the iμitial trend was to place those individuals with disability in special schools where they were segregated. By introducing the inclusive system, it was hoped that those learners with special needs would get educational intervention measures. The special institutions isolated the disabled hence were considered inferior. The idea of inclusive was thought to break the bridge and reduce the social distance between the non-disabled and the disabled. The main purpose of this study is therefore to investigate the problems faced by learners with physical disability in an inclusive setting in some specific selected schools in Kajiado District. The main objective of the study is to find out the problems they face and possibly find solutions to these problems. The study would be conducted by use of descriptive survey research design. Study population would be schools in Kajiado Central. One school out of the schools would be used for piloting. Stratified and simple random sampling would be used to select 3 primary schools that have special units. Purpose sampling will be used to select the head teachers of the special units, teachers and parents of the students. Data would be collected using research made questioners which is suitable because of its anonymity. Teachers would be free to give their real views on the issue. It would consist of both open and closed ended questions. Interviews would also be used for administrators because it allows for questioning about issues not well understood. The variable tested here is attitude whether negative or positive so there would be use of semantic differential and likert scale for scoring. The research design would be descriptive and the questions arising fro the research questions would be analysed. They would be presented in simple tables and graphs.
A research report submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Award of the Bachelors Degree of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education of Kampala International University
physically handicapped, school system