Teachers Attitude towards Learners with Learning Difficulties: The Case of Siakago Zone, Mbeere District, Kenya

Abstract The study aimed at understanding teacher’s attitudes towards learners’ with specific learning difficulties in Siakago zone of Mbeere District. Thye specific objectives were to identify causes of special learning difficulties in Siakago zone, Mbere District, to assess the attitude of teachers towards learners with specific learning difficulties in Siakago zone Mbere District and to discuss the intervention strategies towards learners with specific learning difficulties in Siakago zone, Mbere District. The population surveyed was heterogeneous. It consisted of teachers, Children and parents! guardians. The choice of the teachers depended. On the fact that they are the ones directly involved in teaching the children. Their attitudes and perception towards children with learning difficulties would easily be established. And children were selected as special interest group. The researcher used the quantitative approach which involved Collecting of data using specially prepared questionnaires which was directed to the target group. The data was then presented using tabulation, to arrive at valid and sound information. It was concluded that the teacher from Siakago Zone still have some negative aspects towards the learners with specific leaning difficulties. Some of them were actually trained in special needs education but they were not practicing what they leant either in applying themselves or by through sensitizing others teacher or issues related to learners with special needs and more especially those with SLDs. A good number of teachers were not trained in this area and therefore lacked the knowledge and tactics to assist learners with specific leaning difficulties. It was therefore recommended among others that Teachers should use appropriate teaching approaches, to these learners with special difficulties.

TABLE OF CONTENT

Declaration (i)

Approval (ii)

Dedication (iii)

Acknowledgement (iv)

Dentition of Terms (V)

Abstract (Vi)

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1 .0 Introduction

1 . 1 Background of the Study

1.2 Statement of the Problem 2

1 .3 General Objective 2

1.4 Specific Objective 2

1.5 Research Questions 2

CHAPTER TWO

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

2.0 Introduction 4

2.1 Causes of Specific Learning Difficulties 4

2.2 Areas of Specific Learning Difficulties 5

2.3prevalency of Specific Learning Difficulties 6

2.4 Training and Attitudes of Teachers 6

2.5 Intervention Strategies for Learners with Learning Difficulties 7

2.6 I9nternational Policies 8

2.7 National Policies 9

2.8 Factors That Lead ‘fo Advocacy of Education For All 10

CHAPTER THREE

METHODOLOGY

3.0 Introduction 14

3.1 Research Design 14

3.2 Survey population 14

3.3 sample size selection 14

3.4 Data Collection procedure 14

3.5 Research Instruments 1 5




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APA

Mureithi, K (2022). Teachers Attitude towards Learners with Learning Difficulties: The Case of Siakago Zone, Mbeere District, Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/teachers-attitude-towards-learners-with-learning-difficulties-the-case-of-siakago-zone-mbeere-district-kenya-2

MLA 8th

Mureithi, Kibandi "Teachers Attitude towards Learners with Learning Difficulties: The Case of Siakago Zone, Mbeere District, Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 01 Sep. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/teachers-attitude-towards-learners-with-learning-difficulties-the-case-of-siakago-zone-mbeere-district-kenya-2. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

Mureithi, Kibandi . "Teachers Attitude towards Learners with Learning Difficulties: The Case of Siakago Zone, Mbeere District, Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 01 Sep. 2022. Web. 14 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/teachers-attitude-towards-learners-with-learning-difficulties-the-case-of-siakago-zone-mbeere-district-kenya-2 >.

Chicago

Mureithi, Kibandi . "Teachers Attitude towards Learners with Learning Difficulties: The Case of Siakago Zone, Mbeere District, Kenya" Afribary (2022). Accessed July 14, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/teachers-attitude-towards-learners-with-learning-difficulties-the-case-of-siakago-zone-mbeere-district-kenya-2