Causes Of Poor Academicperformance In Science Among Children With Hearing Impairment In Mainstream Schools In Buyanga Subcounty, Iganga District

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

DEDICATION iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iii

LIST OF TABLES vii

ABSTRACT viii

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION 1

Background 1

Statement of the problem 2

The purpose of the study 2

Objectives 3

Research Questions 3

The scope of study 3

Significance of the study~ 4

Limitations 4

Delimitations 5

CHAPTER TWO 6

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE 6

Understanding a child with hearing impairment 6

Teachers attitudes towards children with hearing impairment 8

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Teaching methods used by teachers in teaching children with hearing impairment 9

Mode of communication teachers use in teaching children with hearing impairment 11

CHAPTER THREE 13

METHODOLOGY 13

Introduction 13

Research design 13

Area of study 14

Study Population 14

Sample size 14

Research instruments 15

Research procedure 16

Description of data analysis procedure 17

CHAPTER FOUR 18

DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF RESULTS 18

Introduction 18

Data analysis and interpretation on objective one 18

Responses 18

Data analysis and interpretation of objective two 19

Data analysis and interpretation on objective three 21

Data analysis and interpretation on objective four 22

CHAPTER FIVE 24

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ABSTRACT This study focused on the Factors affecting the performance of children with hearing

impairment in science in the mainstream schools in Buyanga Subcounty, Iganga district.

Interviews and questionaires were used as research tools to collect data from respondents.

Random and purposive sampling techniquues were used to select schools and the

respondents.

The findings revealed that teachers in the mainstream experienced some challenges

which among others included; lack of training in special needs education among teachers,

inadeqaucy of appropriate science equipment and learning materials, inappropriate

teaching materials, negative teachers’ attitudes towards the education of the deaf

children, inappropriate modes of communication, low pupils’ interest to learn science and

high Teacher Pupil ratio in class among others

From the study, the following recommendations were made;

o Special needs education should be introduced into primary teachers’ colleges as a

course.

o Government, NGOs and other stakeholders should intensify the community

awareness programmes about the rights of persons with disabilities

o Refresher courses should be provided to teachers by NGOs

o Teachers should be trained to make and use the available local materials

o Primary school teachers should be encouraged to go for up grading special needs

education.

o Teachers should be trained to make and use the available local materials.

e Parents of children with special needs (Hearing impairment) should be

encouraged to learn sign language to enable the easy communication.

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Research, S. (2022). Causes Of Poor Academicperformance In Science Among Children With Hearing Impairment In Mainstream Schools In Buyanga Subcounty, Iganga District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/causes-of-poor-academicperformance-in-science-among-children-with-hearing-impairment-in-mainstream-schools-in-buyanga-subcounty-iganga-district

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Research, SSA . "Causes Of Poor Academicperformance In Science Among Children With Hearing Impairment In Mainstream Schools In Buyanga Subcounty, Iganga District" Afribary (2022). Accessed September 26, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/causes-of-poor-academicperformance-in-science-among-children-with-hearing-impairment-in-mainstream-schools-in-buyanga-subcounty-iganga-district