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dc.contributor.advisor Sodi, T. Adams, Martina 2018-05-24T08:36:39Z 2018-05-24T08:36:39Z 2017
dc.description Thesis (M.A. (Clinical Psychology)) -- University of Limpopo, 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract Caring for children with intellectual disability often results in stressful experiences for caregivers, even leading to crises in some cases. The aim of the present study was to explore the lived experiences of teachers of intellectually disabled learners in three special schools in Capricorn District, Limpopo Province. The study sought to determine teachers’ understanding of intellectual disability, the challenges they face in working with such children, and the psychological strategies they use to deal with intellectually disabled learners. The study was qualitative in nature. The sample consisted of 9 participants (male=0; females=9) working with intellectually disabled learners in special schools who were selected through a non-probability purposive sampling technique. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews and analysed using the interpretive phenomenological analysis. An understanding of intellectual disability as denoting deficits in such learners’ brains, preventing their optimum functioning was common. The findings of the study show that the experience of teachers of children with intellectual disability was fairly positive. It was characterised by feelings of fulfilment and contentment. Nonetheless, challenges such as burn out, stigma and lack of parental and government support were also revealed in the study. Essentially, the study recommends workshops on effective coping strategies for the teachers, and public awareness campaigns in communities about intellectual disability, amongst others. en_US
dc.format.extent x, 62 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires Adobe Acrobat Reader en_US
dc.subject Disabled learners en_US
dc.subject Teachers en_US
dc.subject Intellectual disability en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teachers of children with disabilities en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Children with disabilities -- Education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Inclusive education -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.title The experiences of the teachers' working with intellectually disabled learners in three special school in Capricorn District, Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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