| Published: January 27, 2017
A Study on Multiple Intelligences of Students with Hearing Impairment
Multiple Intelligences emphasizes the training of students to solve problems in their academic life. As students don’t learn and achieve in same way, they cannot be assessed in a uniform fashion. Therefore, it is important that a teacher should develop intelligence profiles for each students knowing how each student learn, will allow a teacher to make more informed decisions on what to teach and how to dissipate information. Thus the main purpose of this study is to determine the multiple intelligences of upper primary school students with hearing impairment. A group of 120 students with hearing impairment were selected from the population of primary school students with hearing impairment, using two stage sampling technique. Normative Survey Research method was utilized by the researcher to determine the multiple intelligences of students with hearing impairment. In order to collect data regarding the multiple intelligences of students, the researcher adopted and modified Thomas Armstrong’s Multiple Intelligence Scale. Reliability of the modified and translated scale in terms of Cronbach alpha was 0.82. Independent t test and one-way ANOVA were used to analyze quantitatively the collected data. Findings of this study reflect that there is a significant difference in verbal, interpersonal and bodily/kinesthetic intelligences among students with hearing impairment. This study suggested that students should be given training to develop logical and intrapersonal intelligence, in order to enhance their self, and to achieve the set goals in their life.
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© 2017 Vidhyanathan S
Received: December 27, 2016; Revision Received: January 17, 2017; Accepted: January 27, 2017
Published in Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017