Parents' and Teaching' Perception of Education of Children with Visual Impairment in The Main Stream. A Case Study of Kemera Zone, Kemera Division Marga District, Nyanza Province of Kenya

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

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

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

ACKNOWLEGDEMENT .......................................................................... .iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS ........................................................................ v, vii

LIST OF TABLES .................................................................................•. vii

DEFINITION OF TERMS .................... \ .................................................... viii

ACRONYMS .......................................................................................... ix

ABSTRACT ........................................................................................... x

CHAPTER ONE

Introduction ............................................................................................ 1

1.0. Background of the study ........................................................................ 1

1.1. Statement of the problem ........................................................................ 1

1.2. Scope of study ............................. : ...................................................... 1

1.3. Demographical profile ofKemera ............................................................... 1

1.4. Purpose of the study ............................................................................. 2

1.5. Specific objectives ................................................................................ 2

1.6. Objective of the study ........................................................................... 2

1.7. Research questions ............................................................................... 2

1.8. Significance of the study ........................................................................ 2

1.9. Limitation of the study ............................................................................ 3

CHAPTER TWO

Literature review ....................................................................................... 4

2.1. Introduction ........................................................................................ 4

2.2. Children with visual impairment ................................................................ 4

2.3.0. Children who are blind ......................................................................... 4

2.3 .1. Children with low vision. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

2.4. Attitude of teachers and parents............................................................... 4

2.5. Facilities in regular schools ...................................................................... .4

2.6. Trained teachers of special needs education ................................................... .4

2.7. Teaching methods and resources ................................................................ .4

2.8. Prevalence ........................................................................................... 5

2.9. Causes of visual impairment. ..................................................................... 5

2.9.0. Pre-natal stage [before birth] ................................................................... 5

2.9.1. Peri-natal stage [during birth] .................................................................. 5

2.9.2. Post-natal stage [after birth] ..................................................................... 6

3.0. Efffects of visual impairment. ................................................................... 6

CHAPTER THREE

Research methodology .................................................................................. 7

3.0. Introduction ......................................................................................... 7

3 .1. Research design .................................................................................... 7

3 .2. Organization of the study area ................................................................... 7

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3.3. Type of data to be gathered ..................................................................... 7

3.4. Instruments ....................................................................................... 7

3.5. Procedure .......................................................................................... 7

3.6. Target population and sampling techniques ................................................. 7

3.7. Data analysis ..................................................................................... 8

CHAPTER FOUR

Presentation, Analysis, Discussion, and Recqmmendations

4.0. Introduction ....................................................................................... . 9

4.1. Prevalence of visually impaired children .............................. · ......................... 9

4.2. Attitude of teachers towards the visually impaired children ............... .................. 9

4.2.1. Whether teachers think the visually impaired children should be educated together with

the others .................................................................................................. 9

4.2.2. Whether there are facilities to cater for visually impaired children in the school.. ... 10

4 .2.3. Whether teachers believe that education of the visually impaired children can be useful

in future ................................................................................................. 10

4.2.4. Whether teachers have ever attended seminars or workshops on education of the

visually impaired children ............................................................................. 10

4.3. Parents'attituude towards the visually impaired children .................................... 11

4.3.1.The community involvement in assisting the visually impaired children ................ 11

4.3.2. Families with visually impaired children ................................................... 11

4.3.3. School attendance of the visually impaired children from families ...................... 12

4.3.4. Views of parents about educating the visually impaired children together with

others ................................................................................................... 12

4.3.5. Whether the visually impaired children have value in the community /family ...... 12

4.4. Summary .......................................................................................... 14I

4.5. Recomendations .................................................................................. 15

4.6. Conclusion....................................................................................... 15

REFERENCES ....................................................................................... 16

APPENDICES .......................................................................................... 17

APPENDIX 1: QUESTIONNAIRE ......................................................... 17, 18, 19 .

APPENDIX: 2: INTERVIE\V GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 21, 22

ABSTRACT The project work was carried out in manga district along kisii- kemera road having realized that the visually impaired children were taking too long to be integrated in the society , the project work was intended to find out how and what improvement can be done to enable this children to fit in the community . The following are the objectives of this study; To establish views of teacher and parents towards the teaching of children with visual problems. To find out if there are any provisions given by the regular schools to ensure that the environment caters for the visually impaired child. To establish provisions available to cater for the needs of the visually impaired children. To identify problems encountered by the teachers In the process of teaching children with visual problem To establish the number of specialists and trained teachers in kemera zone To establish the common teaching methods and resources used by the teachers .To establish the causes of visual impairment on children in this zone. Data was collected using observation, questionnaire and interview. Data analyzed using tri - central tendency and descriptive methods. The sample size comprised a total population of twenty teachers and ten parents. The project will assist the government to alleviate the problems faced by visually impaired children.

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Frontiers, E. & ONGORO, S (2022). Parents' and Teaching' Perception of Education of Children with Visual Impairment in The Main Stream. A Case Study of Kemera Zone, Kemera Division Marga District, Nyanza Province of Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/parents-and-teaching-perception-of-education-of-children-with-visual-impairment-in-the-main-stream-a-case-study-of-kemera-zone-kemera-division-marga-district-nyanza-province-of-kenya

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Frontiers, Edu, and SABINA ONGORO "Parents' and Teaching' Perception of Education of Children with Visual Impairment in The Main Stream. A Case Study of Kemera Zone, Kemera Division Marga District, Nyanza Province of Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 19 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/parents-and-teaching-perception-of-education-of-children-with-visual-impairment-in-the-main-stream-a-case-study-of-kemera-zone-kemera-division-marga-district-nyanza-province-of-kenya. Accessed 02 Oct. 2022.

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Frontiers, Edu, and SABINA ONGORO . "Parents' and Teaching' Perception of Education of Children with Visual Impairment in The Main Stream. A Case Study of Kemera Zone, Kemera Division Marga District, Nyanza Province of Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 19 Aug. 2022. Web. 02 Oct. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/parents-and-teaching-perception-of-education-of-children-with-visual-impairment-in-the-main-stream-a-case-study-of-kemera-zone-kemera-division-marga-district-nyanza-province-of-kenya >.

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Frontiers, Edu and ONGORO, SABINA . "Parents' and Teaching' Perception of Education of Children with Visual Impairment in The Main Stream. A Case Study of Kemera Zone, Kemera Division Marga District, Nyanza Province of Kenya" Afribary (2022). Accessed October 02, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/parents-and-teaching-perception-of-education-of-children-with-visual-impairment-in-the-main-stream-a-case-study-of-kemera-zone-kemera-division-marga-district-nyanza-province-of-kenya