Perspektif Guru terhadap Keterlibatan Akademik dalam Kalangan Murid dengan Ketidakupayaan Penglihatan (Teachers’ Perspectives on Academic Engagement of Students with Visual Impairments)

MANISAH MOHD ALI, NOORFAZIHA HASSAN

Abstract


The aim of this study is to explore teachers’ perspective on academic engagement among students with visual impairments. Difference of perception towards academic engagement among teachers in special school and mainstream school (resource and typical teachers) was also explored. This survey study was conducted on 46 teachers who teach students with visual impairment in the Klang Valley. A set of questionnaire was administered for teacher samples. Data was analyzed descriptively involving mean scores and standard diviations. The findings showed that teachers’ perspective towards academic engagement among students with visual impairment is moderate. The resource teachers in the mainstream schools indicated a more positive perception on academic engagement as compared to the typical teachers and special school teachers. This study has implication on the importance and teachers role to enhance academic engagement among students with visual impairments in classroom.

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Academic engagement; student with visual impairments; teachers; special education; resource teacher

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