Research Papers/Topics in Special Education

An Empirical Validation of Beginning Reading Skills for Nigerian Primary Schools using Three Structured Methodologies

ABSTRACT This study examined the empirical validation of beginning reading skills for Nigerian primary schools using three structured methodologies. Specifically the study was designed to find out whether there would be reading gains on the part of the pupils following the application of the three methods and their levels of effectiveness including which one would be discovered most effective following the pupils’ performance on test. The sample was made up of two hundred and seve...

Total Communication And Teaching Learners With Hearing Impairment In Kirinyaga District, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe main purpose of this study was to investigate on the impact of teachinglearners with hearing impairment using Total Communication Method.The researcher used data collected from teachers of Kerugoya School for theHearing Impaired in Kirinyaga District in the month of March 2009.The study was to investigate on the effects of Total Communication, benefits ofTotal Communication and challenges faced while teaching using TotalCommunication. The results were analysed, using tables...

Challenges Facing Learners With Visual Impairment An Inclusive Setting In Navakholo Division, Kakamega District, - Kenya.

ABSTRACTThis study was aimed at investigating challenges facing visually impaired learners in aninclusive setting.To collect required information on the set objectives, the researcher used the survey strategywhich employed questionnaires. This instrument was used because it was found to be cheap andcould easily reach many respondents in different areas of the study area.The researcher’s target population was all primary teachers in inclusive schools especially thosewho were in touch wi...

Teachers' Motivation And Academic Performance Of Primary School Pupils In Amu Zone, Lamu West District, Kenya

ABSTRACTThis study was intended to assess the relationship between teachers' motivation andacademic performance of pupils in primary schools in Amu zone and suggest possiblesolutions to curb the problem. All secondary sources were revisited which in this caseincluded magazines, journals and text books which contained data related to the problem.A descriptive design was adopted for this study and questionnaires served as the main instruments of the study. Data collected was sorted, ...

Causes Of Drop Outs Of Pupils In Selected Primary Schools In Kabarnet Division A Study On Causes Of School Drop Outs In Kabarnet Division Baringo Kenya

ABSTRACTThe study was a descriptive, cross sectional design aimed at determining the causes ofschool drop outs in selected primary schools in Kabarnet Division, Baringo District-Kenya.My objectives were:1.1 To determine the profile of the respondents in terms of:a) Ageb) Gender2.0 To determine the causes of school drop-out in terms of:2.1 Poverty2.2 Early Marriage2.3 Cultural factors2.4 Teachers attitude2.5 Poor Performance3.0 The possible solutions to the problem.The exercise was conduct...

Challenges Encountered By Teachers In Management Of Children With Emotional & Behaviour Disorder In Mumias Central Zone Mumias District - Kenya

TABLE OF CONTENTTitlepage.Table of contents iiDeclaration ivDedication VAcknowledgement viCHAPTER ONE1.0 Introduction 11.1 Statement of the problem 21.2 Purpose of the Study 31.3 Objective of the Study 31.4 Research questions 31.5 Significance of the Study 41.6 Limitation of the Study 41.7 Scope of the Study 41.8 Defmitions of Terms 5CHAPTER TWO2.0 LiteratureIntroduction 6Identification of Children with Emotion problems 6Classification 7Causes of Emotional & Behaviour 8Effects of Emotional an...

Factors Affecting Academic Performance Of The Mentally Retarded Learners In Regular Schools In Nandi Central District - Kenya. A Case Study Of: Emgwen Division.

ABSTRACTThe research was carried out in Emgwen division, Nandi central district Kenya with an aim of determining the factors affecting the academic performance of learners with mental deficit in regular schools. All relevant Primary sources were visited in the process of gathering Primary information. A descriptive design was employed and in this case, questionnaires and interview guides were used in the process of data collection.The study findings revealed the f...

Family Characteristics And Placement Of Learners With Mental Retardation, A Case Study Of Moyale School For The Mentally Retarded~

This study sought to investigate the effect of family characteristics on placement of learners with mental retardation. A case study of Moyale School for the Mentally Retarded in Moyale County was taken. The study was guided by the following objectives; To identify the profile of respondents in terms of age, gender,marital status and work experience, to determine family characteristics of learners with mental retardation, to determine levels of mental retardation in institutions and to d...

Factors Contributing To Poor English Performance Amongst Learners In An Inclusive Setting, A Case Study In Soi Zone, Koibatek District Kenya.

ABSTRACTThe knowledge of English is of great practical aspect in the scientific andtechnological fields. English is widely recognized as an important qualification foremployment and further studies. It provides a unique type of experience inproblem solving which is an essential component of a complete education.Though English is important, many pupils in schools continue to perform poorly inthe subject especially in internal and end term examinations. This is also thecase in Soi Zone, M...

Investigation On Teachers Attitude Towards Inclusion Of Mentally Handicapped Children In Primary School, Kitui District Eastern Province Kenya

TABLE OF CONTENTSDECLARATION ............................................................................................................ iAPPROVAL .................................................................................................................. iiDEDICATION ............................................................................................................. iiiACKNOWLEDGEMENT ...............................................................................................

Effects Of Poverty On The Academic Performance Of Learners In The Selected Primary Schools Of Central Division Kajiado District, Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to establish the effects ofpoverty on pupil’s academic performance of the selected primaily schools in Central Division, Kajiado District Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were to investigate the relationship between the effects mentioned and academic performance in Central Division, and to investigate the role of the community in alleviating poverty and improving education in Central Division. The methods used for data collection ...

Integrating The Physically Disabled Children Into Regular Schools Of Londiani Division, Kipkelion District, Kenya

ABSTRACTThis study was carried out to find out the socio-economic status of the physicallyDisabled and vulnerable children in accommodation, Integration, performance in someselected schools in Londiani Division of Kipkelion DistrictAn effort was done to find the related literature to the study area guide by both theobjectives and research questions such asi) What are some of the problems that affect the integration of learners withphysical disability into a regular school?ii) What are so...

Challenges Facing The Performance Of Learners With Mental Retardation In Special Programmes In Mwingi District

ABSTRACT Learners who are mentally retarded like any other handicapped learners are faced by so many challenges. These challenges affect their performance in self help skills and other cognitive abilities. The researcher wanted to carryout a research to find out the challenges facing these particular learners in special schools and units in the whole Mwingi district. The researcher prepared and used questionnaires for teachers and interview guides for the parents to collect data. He ap...

\Iodfs Of Communication And Academic Performance Of Lk~Arners With Hearing Impairements In Mbeere District, Kenya. A Case Study Of St. Luke’s School For The Deaf.

AbstractThis study investigated the impact of modes of communication onacademic performance of learners with hearing impairments. The paper ismade up of five chapters.Chapter one: The researcher has looked at the background of theproblem, statement of the problem, the theory, objectives, researchquestions set to investigate more on the problem and the significance ofthe study.Chapter two: The researcher looked at what others have researched on~o come up with the literature i.e., catego...


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