Barriers That Hinder Inclusive Education of Mentally Challenged Children in Kirie Zone, Siakago Division Mbeere North District

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

APPROVAL ii

DEDICATION iii

ACKNOWLEDGMENT iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS v

ABSTRACT viii

CHAPTER ONE I

1.1. Introduction

1.2. Statementofthe problem 3

1.3. Objectives 3

1.4 Significance of the study 4

CHAPTER TWO 6

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE 6

2.0 Introduction 6

2.1 Kenya’s Education System 6

2.2 Problems faced by children with mental challenge in accessing education.

9

2.2.1 Poverty 9

2.2.2 Attitudes 9

2.2.3 School infrastructure 10

2.2.4 Lack of Trained Special Needs Educational Teachers Ii

2.2.5 Poor health and nutrition 12

2.3 Relevance of the education system to children with disabilities 2

2.3.1 Mode of Assessment 13

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2.3.2 Content .13

CHAPTER THREE 14

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 14

3.1 Design 14

3.2. Environment .... 14

3.3. Respondents 4

3.4. Instruments of data collection 14

3.5. Data collection procedure 15

3.6. Statistical treatment of data is

CHAPTER FOUR 17

FINDINGS AND INTERPRETATIONS 17

4.0 Introduction I 7

4.1 Relevance of Primary Education to Children with mental challenges 17

4.1.1 Mode of Assessment 7

4.1.2 Content 18

4.1.3 Mode of Delivery of Content 10

4.2 Factors Hindering Access to Education by Children with mental challenges

20

4.2.1 Non~Supportive Attitudes 20

4.2.2 Low Household Income 23

4.2.3 In conclusive Physical School Environment 23

CHAPTER FIVE 26

SUMMAIY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 26

5.1 Introduction 26

5.2 Summary of Findings and their Relevance 26

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5.2.1 Summary of findings on the specific challenges of Children with mental

challenges 26

5.2.2 Summary of findings on the constraints to the provision of Educational

services for children with disabilities 27

5.3. Conclusions 28

5. 4. Recommendations 30

REFERENCES 33

APPENDICES 36

APPENDIX I: FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSION GUIDE FOR THE COMMUNITY

(FAMILY MEMBERS AND OTHERS) 36

APPENDIX II: FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSION GUIDE FOR THE CHILDREN WITH

MENTAL CHALLENGES 37

APPENDIX III: INTERVIEW GUIDE FOR TEACHERS 38

BUDGET 39

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to determine the barriers that hinder inclusive education of mentally challenged children in the selected schools of Kirie Zone, Siakago Division, Mbeere North District, Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were to investigate some of the challenges of pupils with mental disability. The methods used for data collection were interview guides to gather information on the challenges of pupils with mental disability. The findings indicated that there were some problems faced by pupils of mental handicap. The study recommended that, free primary education funds should be utilized to benefit Children with mental challenges as well through increasing special needs teachers, equipping resource rooms, libraries and buying instructional mechanisms to enable for the proper implementation of free primary education

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MUTINDI, K (2022). Barriers That Hinder Inclusive Education of Mentally Challenged Children in Kirie Zone, Siakago Division Mbeere North District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/barriers-that-hinder-inclusive-education-of-mentally-challenged-children-in-kirie-zone-siakago-division-mbeere-north-district

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MUTINDI, KINGOO "Barriers That Hinder Inclusive Education of Mentally Challenged Children in Kirie Zone, Siakago Division Mbeere North District" Afribary. Afribary, 19 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/barriers-that-hinder-inclusive-education-of-mentally-challenged-children-in-kirie-zone-siakago-division-mbeere-north-district. Accessed 04 Dec. 2022.

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MUTINDI, KINGOO . "Barriers That Hinder Inclusive Education of Mentally Challenged Children in Kirie Zone, Siakago Division Mbeere North District". Afribary, Afribary, 19 Aug. 2022. Web. 04 Dec. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/barriers-that-hinder-inclusive-education-of-mentally-challenged-children-in-kirie-zone-siakago-division-mbeere-north-district >.

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MUTINDI, KINGOO . "Barriers That Hinder Inclusive Education of Mentally Challenged Children in Kirie Zone, Siakago Division Mbeere North District" Afribary (2022). Accessed December 04, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/barriers-that-hinder-inclusive-education-of-mentally-challenged-children-in-kirie-zone-siakago-division-mbeere-north-district