Attitudes of Learners with Low Vision towards Learning Mathematics in Integrated Public Primary Schools in Nairobi County, Kenya
Chege, Mary Wairimu
Chomba, Joel Muriithi
Mbugua, Paul Kamau
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The purpose of this study was to investigate attitudes of learners with Low Vision towards learning Mathematics in integrated public primary schools in Nairobi County. The study adopted a descriptive research design and survey methods. The researcher targeted learners with low vision without other disabilities in classes 4 to 8 as the respondents in order to gather information for the study. Questionnaires were used to collect information from the twenty learners with Low Vision. Test-retest method was used to ascertain the reliability of the research instrument. The quantitative data was analyzed using means, standard deviations, frequencies and percentages. The finding of study was that learners with low vision had a negative attitude towards Mathematics which did not differ across gender. On the basis of these findings, the study recommended that the Kenya government through the Ministry of Education, NonGorvernentsl Organizations and parents to give priority towards the provision of adequate instructional materials for teaching and teachers should be in-serviced in the use of individualized education programme. A fund be set aside for modifying the environment by the government and be increased in all integrated public primary schools.