Career choices for students with visual impairments as a product of the prescribed curriculum in Kenya (PhD project)

The PhD project will focus on career choices for secondary school students with visual impairment as a product of the prescribed curriculum in Kenya. It is linked to the ongoing NORHED project; ENABLE: Higher Education and Multimedia in Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation.

Objectives

  • To improve conditions for persons with sensory impairments.
  • To increase the competence in education and rehabilitation for the support of persons with sensory impairments.

Outcomes

The review of the prescribed curriculum especially for students with visual impairments by the curriculum developers and other stakeholders.

Background

Education is a unique enterprise in that it is a necessarily temporary phase of life, directed towards the future, towards life after school (Warnock 2010:33). Gains in education are instrumental in terms of allowing a person to be an active participant of society therefore earning respect. Widely accepted notion is that education increases the opportunities to attain better position or ‘upwards mobility’. Taking into consideration of the importance of education and related gains in an individual’s wellbeing it is necessary to provide equal opportunities in the field of education for persons with disabilities. By so doing, widen the scope of careers choices for persons with disabilities. A mixed method i.e. qualitative and quantitative methodologies shall be used in the study.

Financing

NORAD through NORHED project; ENABLE: Higher Education and Multimedia in Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation.

Research category

Basic research/ applied research

Published Nov. 12, 2014 5:06 PM - Last modified Nov. 12, 2014 5:09 PM

Contact

Margaret Mumbi Githanga

+47-22857481

m.m.githanga@iped.uio.no