Research Papers/Topics in Special Education

Assessment Of Disability Mainstreaming Policy Implementation Status In Selected Public Universities In Kenya.

The purpose of this study was to assess the implementation of disability mainstreaming policies in public universities in Kenya. The specific objectives of this study were to; Find out the stake holder's perception on disability mainstreaming policies in Public Universities in Kenya, Establish the extent to which the disability mainstreaming policies in public universities in Kenya are being implemented, Assess the impact of the existing disability mainstreaming polic...

Factors Affecting Kcpe Performance Of Learners With Hearing Impairments In Special Schools In Selected Counties, Kenya

Education for All (EFA) remains a major concern to all stakeholders in the field of education worldwide and Kenya in particular. This requires that the learning needs of all pupils be met. However, academic performance in national examination like KCPE continues to negatively affect the quality of education for learners with hearing impairments. Inspite of scholarly attempts to address the cause of this problem having been carried out, the possibility of good KCPE per...

Determinants Of Job Satisfaction Among Teachers Of Learners With Special Educational Needs In Integrated Public Primary Schools In Kirinyaga County, Kenya.

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to investigate the determinants of job satisfaction among teachers of learners with special educational needs in integrated public primary schools in Kirinyaga County, Kenya. The study employed descriptive survey design. Purposive sampling technique was used. A sample of 33 teachers, 11 male and 22 female, participated in the study. The main instrument used in the study was a questionnaire. Data collected was analyzed by the use of Statistical Packa...

Teaching And Learning Factors Influence On Adaptive Skills Acquisition Among Moderate Intellectual Disabilities Learners In Special Units In Murang’a County, Kenya

Learners with intellectual disabilities are found everywhere throughout the world. This group of learners needs to acquire some activities of adaptive skills. The proposed study sought to explore influence of teachers‟ factors on acquisition of adaptive skills among children with intellectual disabilities in special units in Muranga County, Kenya. The study was guided by the following objectives: To assess the influence of teacher related factors, to determine the i...

Pedagogical Challenges Facing Mathematics Teachers Of Learners With Visual Impairment At Thika Primary School For The Blind, Kiambu County

ABSTRACTThe study investigated pedagogical challenges faced by teachers of Mathematics to learners with visual impairment. The objectives of the study were, to determine teacher’s qualification and specialization in teaching Mathematics to learners with visual impairment, establish adequacy of teaching resources that would assist learners with VI in Mathematics, identify methods used by teachers to instruct learners with visual impairment in Mathematics, to cite challenges faced by teachers...

Analysis Of Predictors Of Participation In Learning Among Learners With Cerebral Palsy In Special And Regular Schools In Thika Municipality, Kiambu County, Kenya

The purpose of this study was to analyze predictors of participation in learning among learners with cerebral palsy in special and regular schools in Thika Municipallity, Kiambu county,Kenya.objectives of study were factors within the school that predict participation of learners with CP, opinion of teachers towards children with CP in a classroom and identify challenges faced by learners with CP in relation to participation in learning. The study was based on social ...

Evaluation Of Development And Implementation Of Individualized Educational Programme By Teachers Of Learners With Intellectual Disabilities In Kisumu And Nairobi Counties, Kenya

ABSTRACTThis was a descriptive study which sought to evaluate the development andimplementation of individualised educational programme by teachers of learners withintellectual disabilities in special schools and units in Kisumu and Nairobi counties,Kenya. To achieve this, the study was guided by the following objectives: to explorethe criteria followed by teachers in developing and implementing IndividualizedEducation Programme (IEP) for learners with intellectual disabilities, to establish ...

Factors Affecting Management Of Maladjusted Behaviours In Behaviour Adjustment For Learners With Intellectual Challenge In Special Units, Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe purpose of the study was to find out factors affecting management of maladjusted behaviours (MB) for behaviour adjustment in learners with Intellectual challenge (IC) in special units in Kiambu County, Kenya. The study was guided by the theory of Operant Conditioning of B.F Skinner (1938). The objectives of the study were to: identify learner factors affecting the management of MB in learners with IC, Inquire parental factors affecting the management of MB in learners with IC, Inv...

An Evaluation Of The Influence Of Early Intervention Services On Development Of Children With Physical Disabilities In Ruiru Subcounty, Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of early intervention services on development of children with physical disabilities in Ruiru Sub-County, Kiambu County, Kenya. The study adopted a descriptive survey design to select the respondents. The study targeted 8 heads of schools, 8 related service providers, 8 teachers, 160 parents and 160 children with physical disabilities. Purposive sampling was used to select 4 schools selected due to availability of communit...

Determinants Of Reading Difficulties Among Standard Five Pupils With Learning Disabilities In Public Primary Schools, Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate the determinants of Reading Difficulties among standard five pupils with Learning Disabilities (LD) in public primary schools in Keiyo sub county, Elgeyo Marakwet County. The study intended to find out the extent to which reading difficulties exist among pupils with LD in class five. It also determined the learning strategies used by pupils with reading difficulties in class five. In addition, it determined the strategies used in...

Effects Of Armed Ethnic Conflict On Education Of Children And The Implication For Peace Education, A Case Study Of Nakuru County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to find out the effects of armed ethnic conflict on education of children and the implication for peace education in Nakuru County. The objectives were to find out peoples‟ experiences and constructions of armed ethnic conflict, ways conflict affected education of children and attempt a theoretical model for peace education. The study adopted a case study using phenomenology research design based on qualitative and quantitative procedures. The populatio...

Nature And Effects Of Sexual Harassment Of Teachers In Special And Regular Secondary Schools In Central Province, Kenya

ABSTRACTThis study sought to investigate the nature and effect of sexual harassment of teachers in both regular and special secondary schools. The objectives and purpose of the study were to establish the extent and nature of sexual harassment of teachers in secondary schools, investigate factors that influence sexual harassment of teachers in secondary schools, establish the effects of teacher sexual harassment on teachers in secondary schools and establish mechanisms devised by schools, tea...

Strategies For Enhancing Performance In Mathematics For Learners With Hearing Impairment In Primary Schools. A Case Of Makongo School For The Deaf Makueni County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe primary purpose of the study was to establish strategies of enhancing of Mathematics performance among class 5- 8 learners with hearing impairment in Makongo School for the Deaf in Makueni County. A case study design was employed. The target population comprised of the 9 teachers and all the 28 learners with hearing impairment from class 1-8 making a total of 37 respondents. The researcher purposively sampled Mathematics teachers and classes 5-8 learners who were mature enough to ...

Identification Of Reading Disabilities And Teacher-Oriented Challenges In Teaching Reading To Standard Five Learners In Nyeri And Nairobi Districts, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe study aimed at finding out whether teachers can identify the causes of reading disabilities in learners. It intended to establish whether teachers have adequate knowledge of identifying learners with reading disabilities, determine the proportion of non-readers in class five. It also investigated the existing methods and materials teachers use in teaching and remediating reading including the difficulties teachers encounter when teaching. Finally, the study aimed at finding out th...

Pattern Of Pronunciation And Writing In Developing Somali Braille, Thika, Kenya

ABSTRACTThis study was intended to establish the patterns of pronunciation and writing for Somali Braille because a Standard Somali Braille does not exist. It examined, identified and hypothesized the similarity of speech sounds, grapheme symbols and Braille codes, based on experiment and a 3x2 factorial design. The independent variables were Braille codes and Somali print, while the dependent variable was Somali Braille. The population were students, who were blind (112) ...


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