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ERIC Number: EJ814474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Teacher's Views on the Teaching of Children with Disabilities in Ghanaian Classrooms
Obeng, Cecilia
International Journal of Special Education, v22 n1 p96-102 2007
The paper demonstrates that a majority of the students with disabilities in Ghanaian classrooms (in Accra and some rural areas in Eastern Region) did not have their disabilities detected or identified by professionals. The paper also shows that vision impairment is the most common problem reported by the teachers in the schools, especially in Accra. Also, most of the teachers did not have any training in teaching children with disabilities. This situation limits their capability of helping the children with disabilities meaningfully toward achieving their educational goals. The study also demonstrates that some teachers were not happy to have children with disabilities, especially those with behavior problems, because of their large classes. It is recommended that the Ghana Education Service makes Special Education courses a major component in the teacher-training curriculum in Ghana, and also appoints experts on children with developmental problems to organize workshops for teachers in order to increase teacher effectiveness in dealing with children with disabilities. (Contains 4 figures.)
International Journal of Special Education. 2889 Highbury Street, Vancouver, BC V6R 3T7, Canada. Web site: http://www.internationaljournalofspecialeducation.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana