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Managing inappropriate behaviours of pupils with mild cognitive disabilities in selected inclusive primary schools: Changamwe Sub-county, Mombasa county, Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Macmbinji, V.
dc.contributor.author Zigler, R.
dc.contributor.author Maneno, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-11T12:44:40Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-11T12:44:40Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://repo.umma.ac.ke/handle/123456789/45
dc.description.abstract Introduction. The focus of this study was to investigate management of inappropriate behaviours of pupils with mild cognitive disability in selected inclusive primary schools in Changamwe Sub-county, Mombasa, Kenya. The study was guided by the following specific objectives: (1) To determine the prevalent inappropriate behaviours of pupils with cognitive disabilities in inclusive primary schools. (2) To identify the factors leading to inappropriate behaviours of pupils with cognitive disabilities. (3) To delineate the strategies teachers employing managing inappropriate behaviours of pupils with cognitive disabilities. (4) To determine the challenges teachers face in managing inappropriate behaviours among pupils with cognitive disabilities. The study was guided by the social learning theory of Albert Bandura. Materials and Methods. The study employed descriptive survey. The sample size comprised 10 deputy head teachers, 60 teachers and 30 pupils with cognitive disability. The total sample was one hundred (100) participants. The sample size was determined using purposive and random sampling methods. The researcher collected the data himself through the use of questionnaires, an interview schedule and an observation checklist. Qualitative data collected was analyzed using SPSS whereas thematic analysis was used for qualitative data. Results. The study established that academic inappropriate behaviours were the most prevalence among learners with cognitive disability as compared to the social and disruptive inappropriate behaviours. Hyperactivity and easy distraction were cited as the major factors leading to the inappropriate behaviours among learners with cognitive disability. Conclusions. We also discuss some recommended steps and effective strategies for improving the situation in schools. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Umma University en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Autism and Other Developmental Disorders: Current Research and Practice en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;2018. № 1 [1]
dc.subject Inappropriate behaviours en_US
dc.subject Manage en_US
dc.subject Cognitive disability en_US
dc.subject Inclusive schools en_US
dc.title Managing inappropriate behaviours of pupils with mild cognitive disabilities in selected inclusive primary schools: Changamwe Sub-county, Mombasa county, Kenya en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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