Academic Performance Of Primary School Learners With Visual Impairment In Kiambuu County A Case Study Of Thika School For The Blind Thika District

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

APPROVAL I

DEDICATION iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS v

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS viii

LIST OF TABLES ix

DEFINITION OF OPERATIONAL TERMS x

CHAPTER ONE 1

INTRODUCTION 1

1.0 Introduction 1

1.1 Background of the Study 1

1.2 statement of the problem 2

1.3 Purpose of the study 2

1.4 Research objectives 3

1.5 Research questions 3

1.6 Scope of the Study 3

1.7 Significance of the study 3

CHAPTER TWO 5

LITERATURE REVIEW 5

2.0 Introduction 5

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2.1 Historical Background and Development of Special Needs Education 5

2.2 Evolution of the Status of the Blind Globally 6

2.3 The development of Special Needs Education in Kenya 6

2.4 Inclusive Education Programmed in Kenya 7

2.5 Academic Performance of Learners with Visual Impairment 7

2.6 Culture and Attitude 8

2.7 Curriculum 8

CHAPTER THREE io

METHODOLOGY 10

3.0 Introduction 10

3.1 Research Design io

3.2 Research Environment io

3.3 Population io

3.4 Sample Size Determination 11

3.5. Research instruments

3.6. Data Analyses 11

CHAPTER FOUR 12

DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION 12

4.0 Introduction 12

4.1 Description of Respondents 12

4.4 Academic Performance of Learners with Visual impairment 13

4.5 Intervention Measures to Boost Academic Performance of Low Vision

Learners 14

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4.5.1 Provision of Teaching and Learning Resources 15

4.5.2 Attitude of Other People towards the V.1 Learners 15

4.6 Guidance and counseling programs 16

CHAPTER FIVE 17

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDTION 17

5.0 Introduction 17

5.1 Summary of Findings 17

5.2 Conclusion 18

5.4 Recommendations 19

5.4 Suggested Areas for Further Research 20

REFERENCES 21

APPENDICES 22

APPENDIX A: ACCEPTANCE LETTER 22

APPENDIX B: QUESTIONNAIRES FOR LEARNERS WITH VISUAL

IMPAIRMENT 23

APPENDIX C: QUESTIONNAIRE FOR TEACHERS 25

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WATORO, M (2021). Academic Performance Of Primary School Learners With Visual Impairment In Kiambuu County A Case Study Of Thika School For The Blind Thika District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/academic-performance-of-primary-school-learners-with-visual-impairment-in-kiambuu-county-a-case-study-of-thika-school-for-the-blind-thika-district

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WATORO, MURIU "Academic Performance Of Primary School Learners With Visual Impairment In Kiambuu County A Case Study Of Thika School For The Blind Thika District" Afribary. Afribary, 03 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/academic-performance-of-primary-school-learners-with-visual-impairment-in-kiambuu-county-a-case-study-of-thika-school-for-the-blind-thika-district. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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WATORO, MURIU . "Academic Performance Of Primary School Learners With Visual Impairment In Kiambuu County A Case Study Of Thika School For The Blind Thika District". Afribary, Afribary, 03 Jun. 2021. Web. 28 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/academic-performance-of-primary-school-learners-with-visual-impairment-in-kiambuu-county-a-case-study-of-thika-school-for-the-blind-thika-district >.

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WATORO, MURIU . "Academic Performance Of Primary School Learners With Visual Impairment In Kiambuu County A Case Study Of Thika School For The Blind Thika District" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 28, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/academic-performance-of-primary-school-learners-with-visual-impairment-in-kiambuu-county-a-case-study-of-thika-school-for-the-blind-thika-district