ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION IN UGANDA

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Course Code: 
EDF 7206
Course Credit Units: 
3
Semester: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Description & Objectives: 

The growing concerns of democratization of education makes it paramount for educationists to be conversant with the trend in education for special needs learners.  This course takes students through historical analysis of the origin of provisions for special needs learners. Students cover international context with a view of enabling them gain better understanding of the Ugandan situation. It analyses provision of SNE during the pre-colonial period and when formal education was introduced in Uganda. Why SNE became an issue of concern in education, categories of Special Needs Learners, Approaches utilized in the provision of SNE, policies governing provisions of SNE are also discussed.

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of this course students should be able to;

  • Explain different approaches and models used in the provision of SNE both internationally and in Uganda
  • Analyze policies and practice of SNE
  • Examine preparedness of Uganda educational institutions to handle SNE learners