International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 8 (2016)

Teaching materials in phonology for pupils with hard of hearing in selected schools of Chongwe District, Lusaka province, Zambia


Rose Chikopela, Daniel Ndhlovu

This is an extract from a PhD thesis based on one of the objectives which sought to investigate type of learning materials that help pupils with hard of hearing impairment to combine letter sounds into meaningful words (phonology). The study was conducted in selected primary schools in Chongwe district, Lusaka Province, Zambia. It was guided by applied Hermeneutic Phenomenological view. As a result, it focused on type of learning materials that were used by teachers to help learners become aware of letter sounds and translate them into meaningful words. To achieve this, a descriptive survey design was used. The descriptive survey design was chosen to help the researcher describe the phenomenon of teaching and learning awareness of sounds and translating such sounds in meaningful words to pupils with hard of hearing impairment. A sample size of 40 teachers of pupils with hard of hearing impairment were selected for the study. Since teachers of pupils with hard of hearing impairment were unique in terms of their characteristics, homogeneous sampling was used to select them. Semi-structured interview guide was used to collect data from the sample. Thematic analysis was used to analyse the data. The results showed that teaching materials used by teachers included; visual aids or charts, literacy games, television and video tapes, pictures, computer simulated programmes, concrete objects, sign language literacy books, flash cards and story books. Of these materials it was concluded that materials that could be seen and touched by pupils with hard of hearing were suited for teaching sound awareness to them. As a result, the study recommended that; Ministry of Education should provide adequate and appropriate teaching aids in schools.
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Rose Chikopela, Daniel Ndhlovu. Teaching materials in phonology for pupils with hard of hearing in selected schools of Chongwe District, Lusaka province, Zambia. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 8, 2016, Pages 121-125
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