ERIC Number: ED258421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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Historical Development of Special Education in Nigeria.
Shown, D. G.
The paper traces the history of education in Nigeria before and immediately after the arrival of the colonial masters. Noted are the establishment of missinary schools and the expansion of formal education at all levels, whereas little effort was made to meet the requirements of less privileged pupils with special educational needs. Effects of improved medical services and more awareness of the disabled through such actions as the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3447 are reviewed. Governmental policies and philosophical stances regarding such topics as mainstreaming and equalization of educational opportunities are reported. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria