Challenges to effective learning of English braille for pupils with visual impairments in intergrated primary schools in Bomet District in Kenya
Kimeto, Cheruiyot Andrew
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Learning to read and write poses more challenges to a pupil ,who is learning Braille than it does to those learning print. The main objective of this study was to investigate challenges to effective learning to read and write English Braille for students with visual impairment in the integrated primary schools of Bomet District in Kenya. The researcher employed a descriptive research design. using numbers to characterize individuals or a group. That was an initial investigation, it challenges to effective learning of English Braille in Bomet District and would there sire assess the nature of existing conditions in this area. The population of interest as all pupils in Bomet District with visual impairment who used Braille for reading and writing. The sample was randomly selected from the pupils in standard three to standard eight in integrated primary schools where visual impaired pupils learn alongside their sighted peers. The data collected were analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively using statistical tables, graphs, pie charts and diagrams to illustrate the results. inally, the data were analyzed and interpreted using the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS), with conclusions and recommendations drawn from the results. From the results of the study it was established that performance in braille was low or learners with visual impairment. Several measures were recommended which when implemented will alleviate the situation and enhance reading efficiency.