Vision Improvement Through Stimulation in Primary School Students, Arusha-Tanzania.

Kauki, Alida Sebastian (2021) Vision Improvement Through Stimulation in Primary School Students, Arusha-Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The main objective of this study was to assess vision improvement through stimulation in primary school students in Arusha. The study was guided by three specific objectives including: Examine student's vision functions in reading and learning, finding vision problems that may hinder some students in learning, and finding out Students, Parents, and Teachers awareness on vision disturbances. The study employed descriptive survey research design with Quasi-experiment under a mixed method research approach. Data were collected through vision screening tests (pre and post screening) vision intervention lessons, focus group discussion, interviews and questionnaires. Case by case analysis was done through simple statistical analysis with Measures of the central tendency (means) and disparity (standard deviation). However, descriptive analysis was also done to get an overview understanding of the students, parents and teachers understanding of vision disturbance. Findings revealed that, the four cases represented various issues of visual challenges before intervention all reached a better functional level following improved vision after vision stimulation. The study also revealed that students, parents and teachers have poor understanding of vision disturbances. From this study therefore, the most significant finding is that vision can be improved through stimulation. This study strongly recommends on the government and the policy makers to plan for vision screening and examinations for children prior to their enrollment to enable early intervention. Keywords: Vision, Vision disturbances, Vision Stimulation

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2023 08:30
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2023 08:30

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