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Exploratory study on the acceptance of the visually impaired, hearing impaired and mentally retarded to participate in mainstreaming programmes in Ghana

Deku Prosper
Gyimah Emmanuel Kofi


The aim of the study was to find out the extent to which students with Mental Retardation, Visual Impairment and Hearing Impairment would accept the idea of mainstreaming programmes in Ghana. In carrying out the study, 90 students were selected randomly from three of the country\'s special schools. A-15 item questionnaire designed in the Likert scale format was used to collect data. The major findings were that majority of the students rejected the mainstreaming programme. It came out that disability by type is independent of their acceptance of their placement. No significant difference was realised in the acceptance scores among the students.

IFE PsychologIA Vol. 13(2) 2005: 9-21

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