Communication Modes, Hearing Impairment, Regular Public Primary Schools, Training
Bernard, Josephine Waeni
Embeywa, Prof. Henry
Edabu, Dr. Paul
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Communication modes are the most important ingredients of the school environment that children with hearing impairment rely on. As part of institutional preparedness, this study sought to investigate the level of stakeholders training on communication modes for the management of learners with hearing impairment in regular public primary schools in Kajiado County. The study used mixed methodology and applied the embedded research design.The study contained a sample of 20 regular primary school head teachers, 117 teachers, 20 Board of Management(BOM) chair persons and the District Education Officer (DEO) of Kajiado central sub county making a total of 158 respondents. While the rest of respondents were selected through random stratified techniques the DEO was purposively selected. Three types of instruments such as questionnaires, interviews and observation were used for collecting data. The quantitative data collected was analyzed by use of Chi-Square technique ran through Statistical packages of social Sciences (SPSS) version 21. The analyses was done through calculating frequencies, percentages and tabulating them appropriately using frequency tables, graphs and pie charts. The qualitative data was organized into related key themes and summarized in narratives. The study revealed that there was a significant relationship between stakeholders’ training on communication modes and management of learners with hearing impairment. There was a great institutional unpreparedness in terms of stakeholders training in communication modes in the regular public primary schools for the management of hearing impairment.