International Journal of Education and Research in Health Sciences
(Official Publication of Sai Amrut Educational and Medical Research Foundation, Aurangabad)
 
Vol.2, Issue 3 (2016)


A Study to assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge regarding Learning Disability among the Primary School Teachers of Ahmednagar, Maharashtra

Amit Kadu



Abstract

The term “learning disability” came to use in 1960. Learning disability is also termed as “specific academic skill order” or “specific learning disability.” India’s national joint committee on learning disability defines learning disability as heterogenic group of disorder manifested by significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, writing, reasoning, or mathematical abilities. Quasi experimental research design and evaluatory approach used in the study. The present study was conducted in selected school of Ahmednagar city. The sample was primary school teachers. There are 30 people selected by nonprobability convenient sampling technique by using of structured questionnaire. Study finding revealed that overall (mean score) knowledge of teacher regarding learning disability shows that the highest mean score (16.27: 21.61) which is 55.33% of total score was obtained in the area of management of learning disability. Indicate moderate level of knowledge. The lowest mean score (10.0:30.5) which is 33.33% of the total score obtained in the area of causes which also indicate moderate level of learning disability. There was significant association found between the knowledge and demographic variables like age, educational qualification, and years of teaching experiences. However, highly significant association was found between knowledge of children suffering from learning disability, and significant association was found between knowledge with type of treatment methods.


Keywords

Ahmednagar, Learning disability, Structured teaching program.


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