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Title: The practice of inclusive teaching to disabled students: with particular reference to visually impaired students in English language teaching (ELT) settings
Researcher: Kassie Shifere Bishaw
Guide(s): Jayaprada, C L L
Keywords: English Lierature
English Language
Inclusive Education
disabled students
visually impaired students
English language teaching
Upload Date: 6-Nov-2013
University: Andhra University
Completed Date: 2013
Abstract: Inclusive education, which is believed to create equity of education to children with disability, is applied in different situations and contexts globally. In this case its implementation is not an easy task; it needs thorough investigation, understanding its aims and principles and taking consistent and appropriate measures to make it successful. The purpose of this study was to investigate the practice of inclusive teaching to visually impaired students in English language teaching (ELT) settings, taking second cycle schools (Grade 5-8) as targets of the study in the three metropolitan cities of the Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia. Particularly an attempt was made to study teachers beliefs, attitudes and instructional practices including visually impaired students views and other associated factors which are believed to make the practice of inclusive education successful. The study was conducted using quantitative and qualitative methods, employing questionnaires, interviews, observations and document analysis to collect data. Descriptive statistics, Pearson product moment correlation and t-(z-) tests were also used as methods of data analysis. The results of the study indicated that both teachers and visually impaired students (VISs) were found to have ositive attitude towards inclusive teaching. It was, however, found out that among the demographic factors which influence teachers attitudes, their qualification, training and experience of teaching VISs were found to be statistically significant. Though teachers claimed that they had a strong belief on involvement of VISs in an inclusive class and the benefits of inclusion, this did not match with their practice of teaching in inclusive settings by addressing the needs of VISs. The study also showed that though there were some opportunities for admitting VISs in regular schools due to the presence of SNE policy and strategy along with a few preliminary conditions, the practice of inclusive teaching in the target schools...
Pagination: ix, 222p.
Appears in Departments:Department of English

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