Challenges Faced by Regular School Teachers in Handling Hard-Of-Hearing Learners in Inoi Zone: Kirinyaga District: Kenya.

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ABLE OF CONTENTS

TITLE PAGE

DECLARATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

APPROVAL iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS v

LIST OF TABLES vii

ABSTRACT

CHAPTER ONE 1

INTRODUCTION 1

1.0 Overview 1

1.1 Background Information 1

1.2 Statement of the problem 3

1.3 Purpose of the Study 4

1.4 Research objecfives 4

1.5 Research questions 4

1.6 The Scope

17. Significance of the study

1.8 Review 7

CHAPTER TWO 8

REVIEW OF RELATED LiTERATURE 8

2.0 Overview 8

2.1 Historical development of learners who are hard of hearing 8

2.2 Enrolment of hard of hearing learners 9

2.3 Problems facing teachers in regular schools in handling learners who

are hard of hearing 12

24.Educational Resources for learner who are hard Of Hearing 13

V

2.6 Intervention/Support measures for hard-of-hearing learners.......... 15

2.6. Causes of hard-of- hearing 17

2.7 Reviews 18

CHAPTER THREE 20

METHODOLOGY 20

3.0 Overview 20

3.1 Research Design 20

3.2 Sampling Procedure 20

3.3 Sample 21

3.4 Instruments 22

3.5 Procedure 24

3.6 Data Analysis 25

3.7 Review 26

CHAPTER FOUR 27

FINDINGS 27

4.0 Overview 27

4.1 Answers to research questions 27

4.2 Review 32

CHAPTER FIVE 33

DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION, AND RECOMMENDATION 33

5.0 Overview 33

5.1 Discussion 33

5.2 Conclusion 37

5.3 Recommendations 38

5.4 Review 39

REFERENCES 40

APPENDIX A 42

ABSTRACT The study begun by giving the historical development of hard if hearing where by just like other disabilities, it is known to exist from time immemorial. Traditionally, the disabled people were rejected, isolated and given derogative names like cripple, death, imbecile, idiot and others but later the negative attitude changed and they were put in institutions where support services are provided The study was interested at finding out the challenge that face regular school teachers in handling the hard-of- bearing learners in inclusive setting The study came up with literature reviewed from previous authors on the following • Enrollment of hard — of— hearing leaner s o Problems facing teachers in handling hard of hearing learners e Educational resources the hard of hearing learners o Intervention / support measures for hard of hearing The researcher used questionnaires to collect information. The researchers subject were teaching hers in Inoi zone; Kirinyaga who were selected through convenience sample After collection and data analysis, the researcher found that the major problems faced by teacher in handling these learners are as follows; o Lack of environment modifications to suit the needs of the hard of hearing learners o Over loaded curriculum • Lack of enough trained personnel in special needs education viii -{igh teacher pupil ratio o Negative attitudes towards hard of hearing learners • Lack of support services o Lack of knowledge on causes of hard- of-hearing • Insufficient intervention and support measures Due to the above problems the researcher made some recommendations that if put in place would ease the problem. These include: The government should in-service the teacher so as to enquire them with skills and knowledge in special needs education, employ more teachers to balance the teacher- pupil ratio and also provide relevant and adequate resources to support the learners The parents, teachers and the community at large should be sensitized on the causes and prevention of hearing impairment so as to eliminate the negative attitudes The curriculum developers should make adjustments so as to suit the needs of sues learners.

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MURIITHI, J (2022). Challenges Faced by Regular School Teachers in Handling Hard-Of-Hearing Learners in Inoi Zone: Kirinyaga District: Kenya.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/challenges-faced-by-regular-school-teachers-in-handling-hard-of-hearing-learners-in-inoi-zone-kirinyaga-district-kenya

MLA 8th

MURIITHI, JANE "Challenges Faced by Regular School Teachers in Handling Hard-Of-Hearing Learners in Inoi Zone: Kirinyaga District: Kenya." Afribary. Afribary, 22 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/challenges-faced-by-regular-school-teachers-in-handling-hard-of-hearing-learners-in-inoi-zone-kirinyaga-district-kenya. Accessed 07 Oct. 2022.

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MURIITHI, JANE . "Challenges Faced by Regular School Teachers in Handling Hard-Of-Hearing Learners in Inoi Zone: Kirinyaga District: Kenya.". Afribary, Afribary, 22 Aug. 2022. Web. 07 Oct. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/challenges-faced-by-regular-school-teachers-in-handling-hard-of-hearing-learners-in-inoi-zone-kirinyaga-district-kenya >.

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MURIITHI, JANE . "Challenges Faced by Regular School Teachers in Handling Hard-Of-Hearing Learners in Inoi Zone: Kirinyaga District: Kenya." Afribary (2022). Accessed October 07, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/challenges-faced-by-regular-school-teachers-in-handling-hard-of-hearing-learners-in-inoi-zone-kirinyaga-district-kenya