The availability and use of educational opportunities for children with disability in Babati District Council Manyara Region

Nada, Siasi (2018) The availability and use of educational opportunities for children with disability in Babati District Council Manyara Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The main aim of this research was to explore the availability and use of educational opportunities for children with disabilities in Babati District Council- Manyara Region. The specific objectives are to identify educational opportunities available for children with opportunities, to examine infrastructural barriers to educational opportunities for children with disabilities, to assess the presence of teaching and learning materials for children with disabilities and to assess the presence of qualified teachers with special needs education. The research used a case study research design whereby eight government primary schools were selected as sample schools. The random and purposive sampling techniques were used to select samples of interviewees from which the researcher collects data to complete his dissertation. The researcher interviewed 118 interviewees that are 40 non-disabled children, 32 disabled children, 16 teachers, 14 parents, 08 Primary schools Head teachers, 07 Ward Education Officers and 01 District Primary Education Officer. The data was collected using structured interviews. The findings indicated that most teachers had positive attitude toward children with disabilities, being included in the general classroom, even non-disabled showed positive attitude to children with disabilities being included in the same classroom, sharing learning materials, and playing together outside classroom in the school playground. The researcher from his findings recommended that the Ministry of education, science and technology has to prepare regular trainings for teachers with special needs education and to involve different educational stakeholders to create and maintain friendly educational environment for children with disabilities.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 14:43
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2019 14:43
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2353

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