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A strategy for equalising the educational opportunities for people with visual impairment

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dc.contributor.author Gumede MJ en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T09:56:20Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T09:56:20Z
dc.date.submitted 1996 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/66796
dc.description.abstract This study analyses specialised teaching in general, and a special school and its effectiveness in supplying the needs of the visually impaired, in particular. Most visually impaired people are educationally marginalised because of their defect. This study focuses on educational inequality, and attempts to examine the dynamics of the education process between the teacher and the visually impaired learner. The computer, as the means by which visually impaired learners are enabled to study subjects which have traditionally been regarded as being impractical, is the core of this research project. The computer has also been used to enable learners to study mathematics, and to give them control over their work as regards format and spelling. In an attempt to find explanations for the educational potential of black visually impaired learners at a special school, both qualitative methods (interviews) and quantitative methods (the experiment) are used in this research. This study has shown that visually impaired learners can study mathematics by means of a computer linked to a voice synthesiser. Their spelling can also improve. This research disproves the myth that black learners cannot do mathematics. The absence of mathematics or the limited range of subjects at special schools for blacks, especially at secondary level, is prejudicial to some visually impaired learners. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Administration of education en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Orthopedagogics (including orthodidactics and special education) (from primary to secondary level) en
dc.title A strategy for equalising the educational opportunities for people with visual impairment en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MEd en


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