Obstacles to the Success of Vocational Training to the Intellectually Challenged Learners in Meru South District Kenya

ABSTRACT Vocational training for intellectually challenged children in Meru South District has transformed many children who in one time or another have been enrolled in them. However, there are many challenges, which hinder the success of vocational training. In order to carry out this research the researcher sought for background information, which captures the causes of intellectual challenges in children, their effects and intervention measures. Some evidence has been cited to prove that children have differences in intellectual challenge. Here the researcher cites some of the problems, which influenced him to study the factors hindering the success of vocational training in Meru South District. In the theory the research selected the behaviorism theory under the proponent ofB.F skinner, which is based on a stimulus, and response theory The researcher cited nine beneficiaries of the research findings in the significant of the study. Details on how they will benefit with the end product are explained. The researcher used qualitative method. Questionnaires were used for the teachers and the parents and interviews of the teachers who were within the schools where the sampled units are located. Five units were selected based on divisional basis. Parents were sampled from different groups in the society. The data was collected and tabulated in percentage form given based on different obstacles that hinder the success of vocational training.

TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE

TITLE PAGE ................................................................................. .i

DECLARATION ............................................................................ .ii

APPROVAL ................................................................................. .iii

DEDICATION ............................................................................... .iv

ACKNOWLEGEMENT ....................................................................... v

ACRONYMS/ABBREVIATION ......................................................... vi

TABLE OF CONTENTS ................................................................... vii

LIST OF TABLES ............................................................................ x

LIST OF FIGURES .......................................................................... xi

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

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background of the study ...................................................................... 1

1.2 Problem statement ............................................................................ 5

1.3 Objectives of the study ....................................................................... 7

1.4 Significance of the study ..................................................................... 8

1.5 Definition of terms ........................................................................... II

1. 6 Delimitation of the study ..................................................................... 13

1.87Limitations of the study ..................................................................... 13

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CHAPTER TWO LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1 Introduction .................................................................................... 15

2.2 Theory ...................................................................................................................... 16

2.3 Motivation ...................................................................................... 18

2.4 Attitudes ........................................................................................ 19

2.5 Resources ....................................................................................... 20

2.6 Ignorance ........................................................................................ 20

2. 7 Poverty ........................................................................................... 21

CHAPTER THREE. METHODOLOGY

3 .1 Introduction .................................................................................... 23

3.2 Research design ................................................................................. 23

3.3 Research environment. ........................................................................ 24

3.3 Research Participants .......................................................................... 24

3.4 Instruments ...................................................................................... 25

3 .4 .1 Questionnaire ................................................................................. 25

3.4.2 Interview ....................................................................................... 25

3.5 Data collection procedure ..................................................................... 25

3. 6 Statistical treatment of the data ............................................................... 26

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CHAPTER FOUR FINDINGS, ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION

4.1 Introduction ..................................................................................... 27

4.2.1 Background information .................................................................... 27

4.2.2 Profile of the parent respondents .......................................................... 27

4.2.3 Profile of the teacher respondents ......................................................... 33

4.3 teachers responses .............................................................................. 37

4.4 parents responses .............................................................................. .42

4.3 Summary table of findings .................................................................... .47

CHAPTER FIVE CONCLUSION, SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1 Introduction .................................................................................... .48

5.2 Summary ....................................................................................... .49

5.3 Conclusion .................................................................................... .49

5.4 Recommendations .............................................................................. 50

BffiLIOGRAPHY ............................................................................... 52

APPENDICES .................................................................................... 54

Appendix A: Transmittal letter ............................................................... 54

Appendix B: Interview schedule .............................................................. 55  



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APA

EUSTACE, J (2022). Obstacles to the Success of Vocational Training to the Intellectually Challenged Learners in Meru South District Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/obstacles-to-the-success-of-vocational-training-to-the-intellectually-challenged-learners-in-meru-south-district-kenya

MLA 8th

EUSTACE, JAMLICK "Obstacles to the Success of Vocational Training to the Intellectually Challenged Learners in Meru South District Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 14 Sep. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/obstacles-to-the-success-of-vocational-training-to-the-intellectually-challenged-learners-in-meru-south-district-kenya. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

EUSTACE, JAMLICK . "Obstacles to the Success of Vocational Training to the Intellectually Challenged Learners in Meru South District Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 14 Sep. 2022. Web. 14 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/obstacles-to-the-success-of-vocational-training-to-the-intellectually-challenged-learners-in-meru-south-district-kenya >.

Chicago

EUSTACE, JAMLICK . "Obstacles to the Success of Vocational Training to the Intellectually Challenged Learners in Meru South District Kenya" Afribary (2022). Accessed July 14, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/obstacles-to-the-success-of-vocational-training-to-the-intellectually-challenged-learners-in-meru-south-district-kenya