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Title: THE ATTITUDES OF STUDENTS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS TOWARD PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Authors: DEGEFA, ABDI
Advisors: Dr. Yusuf Omer Abdi
Copyright: Jun-2001
Date Added: 14-Nov-2012
Abstract: Abstract This study was conducted in Ormiya Region West Shoa zone two schools- namely Bako and Sebeta schools for the Blinds. Its attempt was to disclose the attitudes related to physical education encountered by children with visual impairments. 100 subjects of whom 60 males and 40 females were part of the study. Questionnaire was the main instrument of the study which was adapted from the Standard Attitude Survey Test of Seaman's (I970) Attitude Inventory. School directors and physical education teachers were interviewed with the help of an interview protocol designed for discussion. The main findings of the study was that students with visual impairments were in favor of physical education irrespective of sex, age and grade level. On the other hand, teachers of physical education were found to be indifferent to teaching physical education to visually impaired children and were less interested in their profession. Interestingly, the congenitally and totally blind students were the ones who were found to favor physical education than the adventitiously and partially sighted students. In fact, though these students seem to favor physical education as a subject, they were viii found to oppose the grading that enables them promote from grades to grades. Finally, the findings call the attention of MOE, MOLSA, Ethiopian Disabled Peoples' Sports Federation and concerned NGOs to focus on special education programs in general and physical education in particular so that better work could be done to promote quality physical education programs at schools.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3761
Appears in:Thesis - Social Psychology

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