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Title: Parents’ perception on the education of the deaf – the perspective of parents of children with deafness at Ashanti school for the deaf, Jamasi, Ghana.
Authors: Boadi, Florence
Issue Date: 19-Jan-2017
Abstract: This study assessed the perception of parents of deaf children on deaf education at Ashanti School for the Deaf, Jamasi. The target population was 500 and consisted of all parents of deaf children in Ashanti School for Deaf, Jamasi. A quantitative descriptive design using questionnaire to collect data from the respondents. Data ware coded and entered into a computer using SPSS. Descriptive statistics including frequencies and percentages were generated and used to explain and interpret the data. It was found that although parents thought educating deaf children is as important as educating hearing children, majority did not think deaf children can perform academically as hearing. It was also found that negative perception on the part of society and parents have affected the education of deaf children negatively. To change the perception on deaf education, quality education in accessible form should be made available to improve their chances of gaining employment thereby increasing their standard of living and quality of life .It is also recommended that the government should make it a point to provide adequate facilities and other services in the deaf schools to improve on teaching and learning. Furthermore, parents should make it a point to take full responsibility of their deaf children’s education.
Description: Thesis submitted to the Department of Community Health, School of Medical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, in the partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science Disability, Rehabilitation and Development, 2016.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10013
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