ASSESSING TEACHERS ATTITUDE TOWARDS EDUCATION OF STUDENTS WITH SENSORY IMPAIRMENTS IN REGULAR CLASSROOMS OF GONDAR CITY ADMINISTRATION AND AWI ADMINISTRATION ZONE, ETHIOPIA

Kassahun Anteneh Amare

Abstract


ASSESSING TEACHERS ATTITUDE TOWARDS EDUCATION OF STUDENTS WITH SENSORY IMPAIRMENTS IN REGULAR CLASSROOMS OF GONDAR CITY ADMINISTRATION
AND AWI ADMINISTRATION ZONE, ETHIOPIA
Mr. Kassahun Anteneh Amare, Lecturer, Department of Special Needs and Inclusive Education, and Coordinator of Distance and Continuing Education, Faculty of Education, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.
Email:kassahun23ante@gmail.com Mobile Number: 00251-918742917
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to examine the attitude of teachers towards teaching students with sensory impairments in regular classroom by employing descriptive and correlation method. To achieve the purpose of the study, regular teachers who teach students with sensory impairments from grade 5th- 8th , which are 186 and among them M=101, F=85 totally 186 were participated in the study. The participants were selected from Gondar City Administration and Awi Administrative Zone by comprehensive sampling. A five point attitude scale questionnaire consisting of 31 attitude items were used to collect data. Descriptive analysis was used to examine the mean score of teachers attitude & the mean attitude sore is 3.97 which is above the median. The obtained result indicated that teachers have positive attitude towards education of students with sensory impairments in regular classroom. The relationship between teachers attitudes towards education of students with sensory impairments in regular classroom & their demographic characteristics / experience & qualification was not statically significant. But the relationship between teachers attitudes towards teaching students with sensory impairments in regular classroom & training was statically significant a=0.05 level. Difference between the demographic characteristics of teachers such as gender, qualification, & teaching experience and their attitude towards education of students with sensory impairments in regular classroom was checked by t- test and teachers and their attitude was not statistically significant at a=0.05 level. Based on the result it was recommended that effective measures needed to be taken to enable teachers to have more positive attitude towards teaching students with sensory impairments in regular classroom as their qualification and experience increases through continuous training by the professionals in the area & further research is also a required to examine the attitude towards teaching students with sensory impairments.
OPERATIONAL DEFINITIONS OF KEY TERMS: Attitude, Sensory Impaired Students, Visually Impaired Students, Hearing Impaired Students and Regular Class Room

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