Teachers’ Attitudes and Academic Performance of the Physically Handicapped Learners in Regular Primary Schools. Rachuonyo District Kenya.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Title page

Declaration ii

Approval ll~

Dedication iv

Acknowledgement v

Abstract vi

Table of Contents vii

List of figures

Figurel: prevalence of physically handicap learners in schools 30

Figure 2: Prevalence of physically handicap learners in sampled classes 30

Figure 3: frequency of various categories of physical handicap learners in regular public

schools 3 1

Figure 4: Pupils and teacher view of how supportive teacher are to PH learners 32

List of Tables

Table 1: teaching experience 29

Table: 2 frequencies of various categories of physical handicap learners in regular public

schools 31

Table: 3 type of problems facing PH 33

Table 4: Academic performance of the PH (frequency view of sampled teachers and head

teachers) 33

Table 5: frequency of various adaptations to school environment to suit PH learners.

Of table 34

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CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.0 Overview 1

1.1 B~ickground information 1

1.2 Statement of the Problem 4

1.3 Purpose of the Study 4

1.4 objectives of the Study 4

1.5 research Questions 5

1.6 The Scope of the Study 5

1.7 Significance of the Study 6

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

2.1 Introduction 8

2.2 conceptual framework 8

2.3 Types of Physical Handicap 8

2.4 Problems experienced by learners with physical impairments in regular primary... .18

2.5 Academic Achievement of Learners with Physical Handicaps in Regular Schools.. .21

2.6 General Societal Perception of Learners with Disabilities 23

2.7 Attitudes of Teachers 24

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.0 Introduction 26

3.1 Research Design 26

3.2 Sample Population 26

3.3 Sampling Procedure 27

3.4 Research Instruments 27

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3.5 Data Collection Procedures 27

3.6 Data Analysis 28

CHAPTER 4: DATA ANALYSIS, PRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION OF

RESULTS.

4.0 Introduction 29

4.1 Categories of Physically Handicap Learners in School 29

4.2.1 Their prevalence 29

4.2.2 Types of physical handicaps in regular public schools 30

4.2.2 Problems facing PH learning in school 32

4.3 Academic performance 33

4.4 Attitude towards physically handicap 34

CHAPTER FIVE: DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION

5.0 Introduction 36

5.1 Types of physical handicaps in regular public schools 36

5.2 Academic performance 37

5.4 Attitude towards physically handicap 37

5.5 Conclusion and recommendation 39

REFERENCES.

APPENDICES

Appendix A: Time Frame

Appendix B: Budget

Appendix C: Questionnaire for Teachers

Appendix D: Questionnaire for Head Teachers

Appendix E: Questionnaire for Pupils

Appendix F: Letter ofAuthority 

ABSTRACT The researchers seek to carry out a detailed study on teacher’s attitudes and academic performance in regular primary schools in East Karachunyo Division in Rachuonyo District Kenya. The study was conducted in selected regular primary schools in the Division to represent all the schools in East Karachuonyo Division. The teacher’s attitudes and academic performance of learners with physical handicaps has been studied in details and possible solutions have been suggested on how to improve their performance. The targeted population included pupils, teachers and head teachers. The researcher distributed the questionnaires which they satisfactorily and appropriately responded to. In total 20 teachers were targeted but oniy 18 questionnaires were returned. Of the 25 pupils targeted, 22 questionnaires were returned and 19 questionnaires meant for the head teachers were received back. The researcher employed survey as research design and both qualitative and quantitative approaches were used. The sampling procedure used was random sampling. Data collection procedure involved use of questionnaires that were first pre-tested, adjustments made and then sent to the respective respondents. The researcher then collected the analyzed and interpreted raw data using tables, pie charts and bar graphs. The findings of the study revealed that the physical environment was not adapted and modified. The attitude of teachers and pupils was also found to be negative. The researcher therefore recommended that sensitization begun to various stakeholders in order to change their attitude. The school environment to be adapted and modified for easy mobility. Learners with physical handicaps should be given extra time to accomplish their work and individual attention be given to them. Finally, further research be carried in other parts of the country to ascertain these findings

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ALUOCH, P (2022). Teachers’ Attitudes and Academic Performance of the Physically Handicapped Learners in Regular Primary Schools. Rachuonyo District Kenya.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/teachers-attitudes-and-academic-performance-of-the-physically-handicapped-learners-in-regular-primary-schools-rachuonyo-district-kenya

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ALUOCH, PAMELLA "Teachers’ Attitudes and Academic Performance of the Physically Handicapped Learners in Regular Primary Schools. Rachuonyo District Kenya." Afribary. Afribary, 20 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/teachers-attitudes-and-academic-performance-of-the-physically-handicapped-learners-in-regular-primary-schools-rachuonyo-district-kenya. Accessed 08 Feb. 2023.

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ALUOCH, PAMELLA . "Teachers’ Attitudes and Academic Performance of the Physically Handicapped Learners in Regular Primary Schools. Rachuonyo District Kenya.". Afribary, Afribary, 20 Aug. 2022. Web. 08 Feb. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/teachers-attitudes-and-academic-performance-of-the-physically-handicapped-learners-in-regular-primary-schools-rachuonyo-district-kenya >.

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ALUOCH, PAMELLA . "Teachers’ Attitudes and Academic Performance of the Physically Handicapped Learners in Regular Primary Schools. Rachuonyo District Kenya." Afribary (2022). Accessed February 08, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/teachers-attitudes-and-academic-performance-of-the-physically-handicapped-learners-in-regular-primary-schools-rachuonyo-district-kenya