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|Title: ||PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED BY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS TEACHING I SPECIAL SCHOOLS AND UNITS|
|Authors: ||LEMMA, REGASSA|
|Advisors: ||Dr. Tirussew Teferra|
|Copyright: ||Jun-2000 |
|Date Added: ||7-Nov-2012 |
|Abstract: ||The purpose of this study was to investigate the crucial problems encountered by
those special education teachers teaching in special schools and special units with and
without having special education teachers' training or regular classroom teachers'
Due to this, out of 333 special education teachers teaching in special schools and units
in tile country the expected teachers as respondent for this study were around 71 in
the six sample schools. But only 60 teachers were used as respondents for this study
from the nearby regions and from Addis Ababa administrative govemment city. Out
of these 60 respondent, it was however, 53 of them who gave back their responses
accordingly on time.
Instruments used to conduct this study were closed and open ended questionnaires
with 37 items, structured interview with 11 items and focus group discussion with
five items which can generate more ideas from the respondent were prepared in
Special education teachers have many problems. One of these problems was, that
teachers were not getting updating and upgrading training in the field of special
education. The other problem was that they are alienated by the regular classroom
teachers in the school campuses where the special units were opened.
These and related other problems seem to give rise to frustration in the job and lack of
the necessary morale to teach those children with disabilities and special needs
For special educators, special education is a process of helping students with special
learning needs. To do this teachers must be trained and upgraded in education as well
in status and salary.
For the effectiveness of teaching in special schools or units, teachers must be supported so
that they may have higher morale and are, therefore, be willing to stay on their job.|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Special Needs Education |
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