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Vol. 8, Issue 5 (2019)

Assess the level of knowledge regarding learning disability among primary school teachers

Author(s):
Deena Daniel, Angel Ruth, Madhuri Gaikwad, Vrushali Adhale, Supriya Bhalerao, Supriya Jagtap and Dr. Supriya Pottal Ray
Abstract:
Introduction: Learning disabilities effects the basic learning skills in such cases the children may be weak in their academic performance but may excel in extracurricular activities. In such cases the parents and the teachers demotivate them which lead to depression and other major problems The main aim of the study is to assess the level of knowledge of primary school teachers regarding learning disability. And the objectives of the present study was to assess the level of knowledge regarding learning disability and to associate the findings with selected demographic variables.
Material and methods: Non- Experimental descriptive research design was adopted. The research approach is quantitative. The population adopted in the study was teachers teaching in the selected schools of Pune city. The sample was primary school teachers and the sample size is 150. The sampling technique is non –probability technique. The inclusion criteria for the research is teachers those who are teaching in Semi –English or English medium schools, teachers those who are teaching all the subjects, teachers who are teaching from 1st to 4th std and teachers who have experience of more than one year. The exclusion criteria is teachers who are teaching in schools for specially abled children. The tool was divided into two sections. The tool was given to five experts for validity. The reliability was carried out and the correlation coefficient was found to be 0.8036 and pilot study was carried out and the tool was found to be feasible.
Result: A total of 150 samples were included in the study. A structured questionnaire was distributed to the samples. The questionnaire consisted of 25 questions and each question carried one mark. Majority of the sample 57.33% had average knowledge, 41.33% samples had poor knowledge and only 1.33% sample had good knowledge regarding learning disability. Fisher’s exact test was used to find out the significance with demographic variables. Only medium of instruction which significant with the findings.
Conclusion: Analysis revealed that the primary school teachers of the selected schools of Pune city had average knowledge regarding learning disability.
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How to cite this article:
Deena Daniel, Angel Ruth, Madhuri Gaikwad, Vrushali Adhale, Supriya Bhalerao, Supriya Jagtap, Dr. Supriya Pottal Ray. Assess the level of knowledge regarding learning disability among primary school teachers. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(5):423-426.

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