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

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ............................................................................................................ i

APPROVAL .................................................................................................................. ii

DEDICATION ............................................................................................................. iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ............................................................................................ iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................................................................... v

LIST OF TABLES ..................................................................................................... viii

DEFINITION OF TERMS ........................................................................................... ix

ABSTRACT ................................................................................................................. xii

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCITON ........................................................................ 1

1.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................. 1

1.1 Background infonnation ......................................................................................... !

1.2 Statetnent ofthe problen1 ....................................................................................... 2

1.3 Purpose of the study ................................................................................................ 3

1.4 Objectives of the study ............................................................................................. 3

I .5 Research questions .................................................................................................. 4

I .6 Significance of the study ........................................................................................ 4

1. 7 Scope of the study .................................................................................................. 4

1.8 Limitations and delimitations ofthe study ............................................................... S

1.8.1 Litnitations of the study ........................................................................................ 5

1.8.2 Delitnitations of the study ..................................................................................... 5

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW ......................................................... 7

2.0 Introduction .............................................................................................................. 7

2.1 Definition of mental Retardation ............................................................................. 7

2.2 Historical overview of education ............................................................................. 7

2.3 Causes and prevention of mental retardation ........................................................... 9

2.3 .1 Infections and intoxicants .................................................................................... 9

2.3 .2 Trautna or physical agents .................................................................................. 13

2.3.3 Disorders of metabolism or nutrition: ................................................................. 14

2.3.4 Unknovvn pre-natal influences ............................................................................ 16

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2.3.5 Chromosotnal abnonnality .................................................................................. 16

2.4 Classification of mentally handicapped ................................................................ 17

CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOG¥ ............................................................... 20

3.0 ....................................................................................................... 20

3.1 Research approach ................................................................................................ 20

3.2 Research design/strategy ...................................................................................... 20

3.3 Population of the study ......................................................................................... 20

3.4 Satnpling strategy .................................................................................................. 21

3.5 Data collection tnethod ........................................................................................ 21

3.6 Questionnaires ....................................................................................................... 21

3.7 Data analysis ......................................................................................................... 21

CHAPTER FOUR: PRESENTATION OF DATA, RESULTS AND

DISCUSSION ............................................................................................................. 23

4.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................ 23

4.1 Responses to the questionnaires ............................................................................. 23

4.2 Major causes of mental retardation ........................................................................ 24

4.3 Qualification Level of Teachers towards Inclusion ............................................... 25

4.4 The Age Level of Regular School Teachers towards Inclusion of M.R Learners .25

4.5 Views of Regular School Teachers Attitude towards Inclusion of M.R Learners.26

4.51 Regular teachers view on mainstreaming (negative aspects) ............................... 26

4.5 .2 Regular teachers acceptance of mainstreaming .................................................. 27

4.6 Possible Intervention Strategies ............................................................................. 27

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY OF MAJOR FINDINGS, CONCLUSION ....... 29

/RECOMMENDATIONS .......................................................................................... 29

5.0 Introduction .......................................................................................................... 29

5.1 Sun11nary of the Findings ....................................................................................... 29

5.2 Discussion .............................................................................................................. 29

5.3 Conclusion ............................................................................................................. 30

5.2 Recotnn1endations .................................................................................................. 31

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REFERENCES ............................................................................................................ 33

APPENDICES ............................................................................................................. 34

APPENDIX 1: QUESTIONNAIRE ........................................................................... 34

APPENDIX II: LETTER ............................................................................................ 36

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NZWILI, K (2021). Investigation On Teachers Attitude Towards Inclusion Of Mentally Handicapped Children In Primary School, Kitui District Eastern Province Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/investigation-on-teachers-attitude-towards-inclusion-of-mentally-handicapped-children-in-primary-school-kitui-district-eastern-province-kenya

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NZWILI, KITHOME "Investigation On Teachers Attitude Towards Inclusion Of Mentally Handicapped Children In Primary School, Kitui District Eastern Province Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/investigation-on-teachers-attitude-towards-inclusion-of-mentally-handicapped-children-in-primary-school-kitui-district-eastern-province-kenya. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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NZWILI, KITHOME . "Investigation On Teachers Attitude Towards Inclusion Of Mentally Handicapped Children In Primary School, Kitui District Eastern Province Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021. Web. 25 Jul. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/investigation-on-teachers-attitude-towards-inclusion-of-mentally-handicapped-children-in-primary-school-kitui-district-eastern-province-kenya >.

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NZWILI, KITHOME . "Investigation On Teachers Attitude Towards Inclusion Of Mentally Handicapped Children In Primary School, Kitui District Eastern Province Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 25, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/investigation-on-teachers-attitude-towards-inclusion-of-mentally-handicapped-children-in-primary-school-kitui-district-eastern-province-kenya