Attitude of Teachers Towards Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Centres in the Sissala West District

Authors : Ali Yaaku Sumani Mohammed; Seth Badu; Joshua Baatimah

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 8 - August

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The study investigated the attitude of teachers towards children with disabilities in early childhood centres in the Sissala West District. The sequential exploratory mixed-method design was used in this study. With this, the qualitative data was used to augment initial quantitative results. The sample size for the study consisted of 118 kindergarten teachers. The sample was selected from an accessible population of 168. They were selected using a systematic sampling technique. 8 teachers were selected for interview using the homogenous sampling technique. Questionnaires and interviews were instruments used to collect data for the study. The study revealed that teachers in the Early Childhood Centres in Sissala West District exhibited positive attitudes toward children with disabilities. It also emerged that teachers in the Early Childhood Centres in Sissala West District can handle children with disabilities though they do not have much knowledge of these groups of learners. The study recommends that Teachers in Early Childhood Centers in the Sissala West District must be required to take periodic refresher courses and training. These courses and training should focus on developing personalized learning approaches for all students as well as the necessary values, attitudes, skills, and competencies to manage inclusive classes.

Keywords : Teachers; Attitude; Children with Disabilities; Early Childhood Education.


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