An evaluation of the effectiveness of Primary Education Development Program on the enhancement of inclusive education for children with hearing and visual disabilities in Tanzania

Sudy, Fredy Nathanael (2013) An evaluation of the effectiveness of Primary Education Development Program on the enhancement of inclusive education for children with hearing and visual disabilities in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study focused on effectiveness of Primary Education Development Program (PEDP) on the enhancement of inclusive education for children with hearing and visual impairment in Tanzania. The study addressed three objectives including the extent to which the implementation of PEDP has improved the enrolment of children with hearing and visual impairment in the inclusive primary schools in Tanzania. The other objectives were; to examine challenges facing the teaching and learning materials for pupils with hearing and visual impairment in inclusive schools after the introduction of PEDP and finally assessing the adequacy and relevance of the teaching and learning materials for pupils with hearing and visual impairment in inclusive schools. The major findings revealed that the effectiveness of PEDP had little impact on the enrolment rates of the children with impairment in the inclusive classrooms in Tanzania. The teaching and learning for Children with Disability (CWD) in inclusive classrooms was facing challenges associated with lack of trained teachers for inclusive schools, poor school buildings design and lack of teaching and learning materials for CWDs. Also PEDP did very little to promote the teaching and learning resources for inclusive classrooms in terms of both adequate and relevance. The study recommends that the government and other partners to join their efforts in increasing enrolment rates for the CWDs. There is a need for training and in-service programs for teachers as well as increase teaching and learning resources for pupils with hearing and visual impairment in inclusive education.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2015 15:10
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2015 15:10
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/520

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