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TitleThe inclusion of visually-impaired learners in Ethiopian secondary schools
AuthorKahsay Hailu Negash
SubjectInclusive education
SubjectInclusive schools
SubjectSpecial needs education
SubjectSpecial educational needs
SubjectVisual impairment
SubjectLow vision
SubjectInclusive education -- Ethiopia -- Tigray Region -- Case studies
SubjectEducation, Secondary -- Ethiopia -- Tigray Region -- Case studies
SubjectStudents with visual disabilities -- Education (Secondary) -- Ethiopia -- Tigray Region -- Case studies
Format1 online resource (xi, 231 pages : color illustrations)
AbstractThe aim of this study was to investigate the inclusion of visually-impaired learners in Ethiopian secondary schools. To conduct the study a mixed methods research multiple case study research design was used. The study was conducted in two secondary schools of the capital city of Tigray Regional State of Ethiopia. In the selection of the schools and research participants, a purposive sampling method was employed. The data were collected from 2 school principals, 35 teachers and 24 learners of grade 9 and 10. To collect the data, interviews (for principals and teachers), focus group discussions (for learners), observation, and questionnaires (for teachers), were used. The primary data for this research were the data gathered from interviews, focus group discussion and observation whereas the data gathered from the questionnaire were used to compare, triangulate and supplement. Data by the instruments were analysed under different themes using a constructivist/interpretive approach. The findings of the study revealed that the nature of school inclusivity regarding visually-impaired learners in Tigray Secondary Schools of Ethiopia is poor and visually-impaired learners are excluded. As a result, the exclusive nature of the schools is affecting the implementation and actualisation of inclusive education. Based on the findings, the study calls schools, communities, governmental and non-governmental organisations to take action for the implementation and realisation of inclusive education and the inclusion of all learners, such as visually-impaired learners.
AbstractInclusive Education
AbstractD. Ed. (Inclusive Education)
IdentifierKahsay Hailu Negash (2017) The inclusion of visually-impaired learners in Ethiopian secondary schools, University of South Africa, Pretoria,