The study carried out a critical analysis and investigation on the academic
performance of the Hearing impaired learners in an inclusive setting (regular
schools). The study took Chiakariga Division, Tharaka District as a case study.
Previous studies indicate that a number of factors ranging from the lack of
audiological equipment, negative attitude of teachers towards the hearing
impaired learners are among the many forces behind their poor academic
performance in regular primary schools.
The researcher applied a purely quantitative research design in presenting and
interpreting the research findings. The technique of data collection used was
mainly the use of questionnaires with some key informant interviews to the
district officials. Selection of the samples was based on a simple Random
sampling procedure so as to give all the respondents equal chances of
participating in the study.
Research findings revealed that the causes of poor academic performance
among these learners are diverse but most importantly, the failure of the ministry
of education to address their learning needs given the fact that they need
adequate audiological as well as other learning equipments to facilitate their
A number of measures have been drawn up basing on the researchers
observation and conclusions of the research findings. These include among others: government’s drive towards providing for their hearing as well as learning
aids, change of teacher’s attitude in a positive direction and the need for the community to dedicate efforts towards supporting learners with special needs.
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Research, SSA and CHARLES, KATHENYA . "Academic Performance Of The Hearing Impaired Learners In An Inclusive School Setting: A Case Study Of Chiakariga Division, Tharaka District." Afribary (2021). Accessed May 28, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/academic-performance-of-the-hearing-impaired-learners-in-an-inclusive-school-setting-a-case-study-of-chiakariga-division-tharaka-district