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dc.contributor.advisorBeyers, Christa
dc.contributor.authorMakeme, Boitshoko
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-09T10:37:10Z
dc.date.available2018-01-09T10:37:10Z
dc.date.issued2013-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/7549
dc.description.abstractThis research explores the challenges experienced by learners with visual impairment in Botswana mainstream schools. Data was collected from learners with visual impairment and their teachers in Molefhi Senior Secondary School in Botswana. A qualitative research methodology was employed to interpret data from interviews and questionnaires. Participants were selected using purposive sampling procedures. The literature study investigated key literature themes including the developmental difficulties caused by visual impairment; international and national declarations that led to inclusive education in Botswana; challenges in implementing inclusive education policies and how the Strength Based Approach can help learners with visual impairment to be resilient and thrive in mainstream schools despite their impairment. The key findings of the research were that the learners with visual impairment are faced with various difficulties and needs but with support and focus on personal strengths these setbacks could be successfully dealt with. It was also found that, despite the challenges, the learners prefer to be in mainstream schools. The research emphasized the need for modifications and adaptations of the entire curriculum and the provision of resources. The need for trained teachers is also viewed as essential.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectDisabilityen_ZA
dc.subjectInclusive educationen_ZA
dc.subjectIntegrationen_ZA
dc.subjectLearning disabilityen_ZA
dc.subjectMainstreamingen_ZA
dc.subjectPolicyen_ZA
dc.subjectResilienceen_ZA
dc.subjectResourcesen_ZA
dc.subjectSpecial education needsen_ZA
dc.subjectChildren with visual disabilities -- Education (Secondary) -- Botswanaen_ZA
dc.subjectInclusive education -- Botswanaen_ZA
dc.subjectSpecial education -- Botswanaen_ZA
dc.subjectStrengths and visual impairmenten_ZA
dc.subjectDissertation (M.Ed. (Psychology of Education: Inclusive Education))--University of the Free State, 2013en_ZA
dc.titleChallenges in mainstreaming learners with visual impairment in Botswana secondary schoolsen_ZA
dc.typeDissertationen_ZA
dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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