International Journal of Studies in Psychology <p>This journal has been now hosted by the University of the Free State and it moved to the new platform, please click <a title="The International Journal of Studies in Psychology" href="">HERE</a> or <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The International Journal of Studies in Psychology</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>The International Journal of Studies in Psychology (IJSPSY) (<strong>e-ISSN: </strong><a href="">2710-2327</a>, <strong>p-ISSN</strong>:&nbsp; <a title="p-ISSN" href="">2710-2319</a>) is an internationally peer-reviewed open-access that publishes scholarly articles three times a year, is published by the&nbsp; <a title="GAERPsy" href="">Global Association of&nbsp;Educational and Research in Psychology</a>. As an open-access journal, it provides free access for readers and the publication for well-prepared manuscripts should be submitted before 31 March, August, and December of each year.</p> Global Association of Educational and Research in Psychology (GAERPsy) en-US International Journal of Studies in Psychology 2710-2319 Daily Lived Experiences of Visually Impaired Learners in a Mainstream School in Lesotho <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Learners with disabilities, particularly the visually impaired face different challenges in their learning encounters. The study explored the daily-lived experiences of visually impaired learners at a mainstream school in Lesotho. A qualitative research approach, located in the interpretivist paradigm was adopted. Thirty (n=30) visually impaired learners were purposefully selected in this study. Data were collected using focus group interviews. The Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis was used to analyse and interpret data. The results showed both rewarding and detrimental daily lived experiences of visually impaired learners in the school setting.On the one hand, rewarding experiences included social interaction, enjoyment of companionship, appreciation,&nbsp; being valued by the school management, a positive relationship with teachers, a sense of belonging to the school, access to inclusive education, participation in extramural activities, and access to educational and psychological resources support. On the other hand, detrimental experiences of the visually impaired learners reported within the inclusive school included unequal opportunities, inadequate assistive technology, inadequate academic support, inappropriate counselling services, hostile learning environments, and physical and psychological violence. We concluded that the inclusion of visually impaired learners needs to be considered to enhance the effective and appropriate implementation of inclusive education. It recommends that the Ministry of Education and Training should make it compulsory for inclusive schools to improve institutional policies with the intention to minimise barriers to learning in institutions of learning.</p> Nthama Matsie Copyright (c) 2022 Nthama Matsie 2022-01-24 2022-01-24 1 3 1 17 10.51987/ijspsy-2021.vol1.03.01