Research Papers/Topics in Special Education

Solid Waste Management in Mbitni Division in Nzaui District Kenya

ABSTRACT A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted Mutyambua town council, Nzaui district - Kenya between 28th of May to June 18111 , 2008. The main objective was to determine solid waste management in Mutyambua town council Nzaui district. Specifically, the study objectives include; Identification of methods of solid waste management, to determine the level of awareness on dangers of improper solid waste management in the study area, and to find out the role of local town council man...

Impact of Poverty On Academic Performance of Students In Kanyumu Primary In Mu Lango Zone Kitui District, Kenya

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Poverty has been the hardest challenge facing human life from time immemorial. It has contributed to low social-economic states in society and has brought absent difficult circumstances 1:hat face learners today. It has negatively affected all people regardless of age, culture, race, religion, and other factors. An overview of some facts about poverty in the world of . Africa the black Americans suffered untold miseries ranging from disease...

An Investigation On Teachers' Attitudes On the Academic Performance of Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties in Kaloleni District Mainstream Primary Schools.

ABSTRACT This research was an investigation of teachers' attitudes on the academic performance of learners with specific learning difficulties in Kaloleni district mainstream primary schools. The statement of the problem was the growing concern of the teachers' attitudes on the academic performance of learners with specific learning difficulties hence prompting the researcher to carry out the study. To conduct the study, the researcher used questionnaires and interviews as his instruments to ...

Factor Affecting Performance in English at Kenya Certificate of Primary Education for Learners with Learning Difficulties, Kisanana Zone Kenya

ABSTRACT The study at finding the factors affecting performance in English at Kenya Certificate of Primary Education among learners with learning difficulties. The objectives of the study are to determine why learners perform poorly at KCPE. It also investigates the teaching and learning approaches used in teaching English in our schools and to involve stakeholders in provision of services and resources to improve the performance of learners. The research covered Kisanana Zone of Koibatek di...

Effects of Neurological Problems On Academic Performance of Pupils in Selected Primary Schools in Adjumani District.

ABSTRACT The study was about effects of neurological problems on academic performance of pupils in selected primary schools in Adjumani District. The study's target population was teachers in primary schools and the method of sampling that was used was equal size cluster random sampling method using all a list of all teacher in each selected primary s.chool. A sample of50 teachers was drawn and the response rate.was 80% for the whole study. The study revealed that the most neurological probl...

The Effects of Hearing Impairment On Academic Performance in Regular Primary Schools in Kasarani Nairobi North District

ABSTRACT The study was carried out to investigate the effect of hearing impairments on the academic performance of the hearing impaired in regular schools in Kasarani division Nairobi. Most of these learners are ignored and exploited in the community, and face negative reactions from the surrounding community. Due to the slow pace of the government implementation of its policies, these learners with hearing impairments in Kasarani division, Ruaraka zone continue to be subjected to poor learn...

Factors Affecting Academic Performance of Learners with Learning Impairment in Masaba Diviston, Masaba District, Kenya

ABSTRACT The researcher investigated major problems which affect the academic performance of the! hearing impaired regular primary school in Masaba Division Masaba District, Kenya. Despite education for all polIcy, their interests are not addressed. Most of them are not schooling. If they are in school then they are despised and hence looked down upon not knowing that they are normal human beings. Due to this, the researcher had to carry out research targeting the teachers who are handling t...

Effects of Hearing Impairment on Academic Performance of Children in an Inclusive Setting, Raneen Zone, Rongo District, Kenya

ABSTRACT This paper explores the relationship between H.I and academic performance of pupils in some of our public primary school in Zone, Rongo District, Kenya. It employs both quantitative and qualitative analysis covering the entire zone which is about 68 square kilometers in area. The research findings revealed that there were many H.I children in our regular primary schools as there was 100% response from respondents on this fact. The figures were bigger in lower primary than upper prim...

Attitude of Regular Learners Towards Integration of the Hearing Impaired Learners in Regular Schools in Starehe Division Nairobi, Kenya.

ABSTRACT This study mv estimated the attitudes of regular learners towards integration of the hearing impaired learners in regular schools in Starehe Division, Nairobi. The study wa~ based on the three schools in Starehe Division that have units for deaf children. The subjects )f the study were all learners from class five to class eight in the three schools named / Racecourse, Juja Road, and Pangani Primary schools. These three schools represented the twenty-five schools in Starehe Division...

Child Labour and Academic Performance A Case Study in Primary Seven in Kituluni Primary School in Kathiani Zone Machakos District Kenya

ABSTRACT In the first child labor was practiced all over the world, and children were overburdened animals of the burdens. It was common in some parts of the world and can be factory work, mining prostitution, querying, agricultural helping in the parents, business, having ones own small business e.g. selling food, or doing odd jobs. Some children work as guides for tourists, sometimes combined with bringing in business for shops and restaurants where they may also work as waiters other chil...

Challenges Faced by Teachers When Teaching Learners with Developmental Disability - A Case Study of Three Primary Schools in Jinja District

AB~TRA~T Since the early l990s the movement to have education for all was launched at the World Conference that involved various international organizations such as UNESCO, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and the World Bank. The main agenda for this conference was Education for All in the entire world. In Uganda the aspect of education for all is not effectively implemented despite of having policies and legal framework that advocate education for all. The education should enhance teachers who teach chi...

Challenges Faced with Inclusion of Learners who are Physically Handicapped in Regular Schools in Muranga South District, Kenya

ABSTRACT The impact of free primary education has been manifold and complex. The quality and magnitude of the programme has affected not only the normal physically fit pupil, but also the physically challenged learners in inclusive schools as well as the wider community and society. The study adopted a Quantitative research design. This enhanced the researcher to obtain a better understanding of the problems and impact of free primary education on the quality of special education for the phy...

An Investigation On Regular Teachers Attitudes Towards Inclusion of Learners with Visual Impairments in Regular Schools in Central Division Norok District

ABSTRACT The researcher has carried out an investigation on regular teachers' attitudes towards the inclusion of learners with visual impairment in a regular school in the central division Norok district. The objectives of the study are: To find out regular teachers' knowledge about visual impairments, to find out the regular teachers' knowledge about inclusive education, to find out the teachers' attitude toward educating learners with visual impairment in regular schools, to find out the te...

The Relevance of Inclusive Primary Education to The Needs of Learners with Mental Retardation in Koisagat Zone, Eldoret West District, Kenya.

ABSTRACT This study was set out to assess the relevance of inclusive primary education to the needs of learners with mental retardation in selected primary schools of the Eldoret West district of Kenya. The following objectives guided the study; to find out {f the teachers in inclusive primary schools have followed the appropriate procedure to assess the learning disabilities of pupils with mental retardation, to establish if the teachers have adapted their teaching approaches, strategies an...

Teacher-Pupil Relationship and Academic Performance of Physically Handicapped Students in Joytown Primary School Thika District Kenya

ABSTRACT This research was based on the Teacher-pupil relationship and academic performance of students in [oytown Primary school for the physically handicapped. Thika District. Kenya. Its objectives were o (i) Identify practices teachers engaged in which would have a positive or negative influence on the earning process (ii) Identify the efforts that are put in place to enhance learners' self-worth and dignity. (iii) Examine the degree of motivation among the learners. It is firmly grounded...


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