Bullying Behaviours, Helping Behaviours and the Academic Performance of Pupils with Disabilities Enrolled in Primary Schools in Tanzania.

Mwereke, Thadei (2015) Bullying Behaviours, Helping Behaviours and the Academic Performance of Pupils with Disabilities Enrolled in Primary Schools in Tanzania. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined] thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study aimed at investigating Bullying Behaviours, Helping Behaviours and Academic Performance of Pupils with Disabilities Enrolled in Primary Schools in Tanzania. It was deemed that pupils with disabilities encounter problems some of which are associated with bullying. The study was conducted in Dar es Salaam and Morogoro Regions, specifically Temeke District and Morogoro Municipality. The study was to identify the prospect of bullying on academic performance of pupils with disabilities in Tanzania. It also examined the factors that trigger bullying acts towards pupils with disabilities, effects of bullying and strategies used to combat bullying behavior in schools. The target respondents included government officials, NGOs staff dealing with education, head teachers, teachers, parents, pupils with disabilities and their non-disabled peers. Data collection procedures included questionnaires, interviews, observations and documentary reviews. It was found that there were helping behaviours in primary schools that enroll pupils with disabilities in Tanzania. However, due to various cultural, social and economic reasons these pupils with disabilities encounter bullying behaviours too in the same schools. As a result, these pupils’ academic performance may be affected in one way or the other. It is concluded therefore, that bullying affects the academic performance of pupils with disabilities in primary schools in Tanzania. Finally, the researcher has recommended that everyone needs to play a role in developing a conducive atmosphere for pupils with disabilities in order not to jeopardize their academic performance.

Item Type: Thesis (["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined])
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Educational foundations
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:02
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:02
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1480

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