Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorOranga, Josephine N
dc.contributor.authorChege, Fatuma
dc.contributor.authorKabutha, Mugo John
dc.date.accessioned2023-03-09T13:51:01Z
dc.date.available2023-03-09T13:51:01Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationOranga, J. N., Chege, F., Kabutha, M. J., & Uwezo, K. (2013). Success among blind students in Kenya: The case of Kenyatta University. Journal of Special Needs and Disability Studies, 1(1), 77-88.en_US
dc.identifier.otherhttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/344489753
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/24913
dc.descriptionArticleen_US
dc.description.abstractNotably research effort on education of persons with visual impairments has been expended on primary and secondary schooling. However, the research from which this paper is developed ventured into a relatively less researched area, namely the university education sector as part of a larger study that sought to interrogate outcomes of education for persons with disability. The analysis maintains a positive focus to interrogate the resilient social factors salient in the success stories of the insignificant population of learners with blindness that make it to the University in Kenya. A biographical approach was utilized to document accounts of five female and five male Kenyatta University students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Data were analysed with help of Atlas ti. The study establishes that forging of social relationships, self advocacy, pursuing a level of independence; social agency and assertiveness reflect the key social strategies of success for blind students who have successfully transitioned to university. It is subsequently recommended that parents and teachers should pursue strong sibling and peer support for learners with blindness to help increase their confidence, influence higher aspirations and increase chances for transition to higher educationen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherResearchGateen_US
dc.subjectSocial Barriersen_US
dc.subjectVisual Impairmentsen_US
dc.subjectTransitionen_US
dc.subjectEmancipation in Disabilityen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.titleSuccess among Blind Students in Kenya: The Case of Kenyatta Universityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record