Challenges Faced By Teachers In Teaching Science To Children With Hearing Impairment In The Mainstream Schools In Magarini Division, Magarinidistrict Kilifi Province-Kenya

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ABSTRACT

This study focused on the causes of poor performance in science among children with

hearing impairment in mainstream schools. This study was carried out in Kabale District

Kashambya Subcounty.

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;

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

o Government, NGOs and other stakeholders should intensify the community the

community awareness programmes about the rights of persons wit disabilities

o Refresher courses should be provided to teachers by NGOs

• 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.

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

encouraged to learn sign language to enable the easy communication.

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APA

FURAHA, L (2021). Challenges Faced By Teachers In Teaching Science To Children With Hearing Impairment In The Mainstream Schools In Magarini Division, Magarinidistrict Kilifi Province-Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/challenges-faced-by-teachers-in-teaching-science-to-children-with-hearing-impairment-in-the-mainstream-schools-in-magarini-division-magarinidistrict-kilifi-province-kenya

MLA 8th

FURAHA, LUWETI "Challenges Faced By Teachers In Teaching Science To Children With Hearing Impairment In The Mainstream Schools In Magarini Division, Magarinidistrict Kilifi Province-Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 11 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/challenges-faced-by-teachers-in-teaching-science-to-children-with-hearing-impairment-in-the-mainstream-schools-in-magarini-division-magarinidistrict-kilifi-province-kenya. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

MLA7

FURAHA, LUWETI . "Challenges Faced By Teachers In Teaching Science To Children With Hearing Impairment In The Mainstream Schools In Magarini Division, Magarinidistrict Kilifi Province-Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 11 Jun. 2021. Web. 17 Oct. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/challenges-faced-by-teachers-in-teaching-science-to-children-with-hearing-impairment-in-the-mainstream-schools-in-magarini-division-magarinidistrict-kilifi-province-kenya >.

Chicago

FURAHA, LUWETI . "Challenges Faced By Teachers In Teaching Science To Children With Hearing Impairment In The Mainstream Schools In Magarini Division, Magarinidistrict Kilifi Province-Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed October 17, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/challenges-faced-by-teachers-in-teaching-science-to-children-with-hearing-impairment-in-the-mainstream-schools-in-magarini-division-magarinidistrict-kilifi-province-kenya