Inclusiveness of Students with Hearing Impairment at Minilik Regular Primary School in Addis Ababa

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This research is qualitative case study, which investigates inclusiveness of students with hearing impairment at Menilik regular primary school. Qualitative research method was employed to explain the practice of inclusive education. The units of the study (cases) comprised of six students with hearing impairment from grade six, grade seven and grade eight. It consist of two females and four males students. The researcher used Purposive sampling procedures to select 5 teachers, the 1 school principal, 6 SWHI for interview and 6 hearing peers students were selected purposively selected for FGD. Totally 18 participants were involved in the study. The interview guide, observation checklist and FGD guide were employed to collect the data. Semi structured questions that allowed the researcher greater latitude in asking broad questions was constructed. The observation guide was arranged in the form of checklist. In collecting the data, tape recorder was used. The findings of the study indicate that students with hearing impairment have good academic achievements, social interaction, adapted high self-awareness and it is helpful for reducing stigma and discrimination that benefit from inclusive education. On the other hand there were also barriers of students with hearing impairments in the inclusive classroom setting like instructional, untrained manpower, lack of appropriate support and resource allocation occurred in the school. Based on the findings obtained some possible recommendations that the school shall be use proper instructional method, addressing trained and skilled manpower, addressing individual needs with appropriate support, and resources that must be allocated in the school were suggested



This research is qualitative case study