The Academic Performance and Competence for pupils and student living with Disabilities in Tanzania. The case of Primary and Secondary Schools in Temeke District

Sangu, Amina (2013) The Academic Performance and Competence for pupils and student living with Disabilities in Tanzania. The case of Primary and Secondary Schools in Temeke District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the academic performance and competence of children and Youth, both in primary and Secondary schools living with disabilities in Tanzania, specifically in Temeke District in Dar es Salaam region. Both purposive and stratified sampling techniques were employed to obtain sample respondents. The method used in collecting data was interviews which had both structured and semi – structured questions, Focus Group Discussions and observations. Three hundred and twenty six 326 respondents were involved. Among whom sixty seven (67) were teachers and two hundred and fifty nine (259) were pupils and students of whom one hundred and sixteen (116) were secondary three (143) were primary pupils all living with disabilities The findings revealed that the academic performance and competences of children living with disabilities are relatively heterogenous due to the types, categories and degrees of impairment, environment, resources, subjects and interests of individuals and society’s perception. It was found out that, there is a need for recognizing challenges they face in order to assist and facilitate them in improving their learning processes and raise their academic performance and competences. Finally, the area for further research is recommended particularly for identification of children living with disabilities and their particularized needs, training to educators, allocation of financial and human resources .The prevalent problem should be national issues to be resolved efficiently and sustainably.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2016 14:36
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2016 14:36
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/861

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