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Challenges in school guidance and counselling services provisions for children with disabilities in Zimbabwean inclusive primary schools

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dc.contributor.advisor Chireshe, Regis
dc.contributor.author Majoko, Tawanda
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-28T08:40:49Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-28T08:40:49Z
dc.date.issued 2013-11
dc.identifier.citation Majoko, Tawanda (2013) Challenges in school guidance and counselling services provisions for children with disabilities in Zimbabwean inclusive primary schools, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13515> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13515
dc.description.abstract The study investigated challenges in School Guidance and Counselling (SGC) services provisions for children with disabilities in Zimbabwean inclusive primary schools as a context for strategizing on overcoming them and proposing a model of School Guidance and Counselling services provisions for children with disabilities. The survey design, which was mainly quantitative in nature, was used. Self-administered questionnaires were used to collect data. Three hundred inclusive primary school administrators and three hundred school counsellors participated in the study. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, version 11.0 was used to analyze data. Frequency tables, ratios and Chi-square tests were computed. The study revealed that Zimbabwean inclusive primary school counsellors lacked training in School Guidance and Counselling and Special Needs Education. The school counsellors also lacked experience in teaching children with disabilities and the stakeholders had negative attitudes towards School Guidance and Counselling services provisions for children with disabilities. It was further revealed that inclusive primary schools lacked materials and supplies, time, finance, physical and curricular resources. The study revealed that there was no mandatory School Guidance and Counselling policy and legislation, clear mission statement, School Guidance and Counselling Framework, school counsellor certification requirements nor a School Guidance and Counselling national model. These facilities, together with Special Needs Education, experience in teaching children with disabilities and staff development, were found to positively impact on SGC services provisions for children with disabilities. School counsellors’ training in School Guidance and Counselling, advocacy on disabilities, stakeholders’ collaboration, passing mandatory School Guidance and Counselling policy and legislation, adequate budgetary and time allocation were seen as strategies to overcome challenges in SGC services provisions for children with disabilities in Zimbabwean inclusive primary schools. It was recommended that School Guidance and Counselling services provisions for children with disabilities in Zimbabwean inclusive primary schools would improve if there would be promulgation of mandatory School Guidance and Counselling policy and legislation, school counsellors’ training in School Guidance and Counselling, requisition of adequate resources and development of positive attitudes among stakeholders. Recommendations for further research were made. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 267 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Children with disabilities en
dc.subject Guidance and counselling en
dc.subject Disability en
dc.subject Inclusion en
dc.subject Inclusive education en
dc.subject Primary schools en
dc.subject School administrators en
dc.subject School counsellors en
dc.subject Special needs education en
dc.subject Zimbabwe en
dc.subject.ddc 372.14096891
dc.subject.lcsh Children with disabilities -- Education (Elementary) -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Children with disabilities -- Counseling of -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Counseling in elementary education -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Inclusive education -- Zimbabwe
dc.title Challenges in school guidance and counselling services provisions for children with disabilities in Zimbabwean inclusive primary schools en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Inclusive Education en
dc.description.degree D. Ed. (Inclusive Education)


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