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ERIC Number: EJ1153747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1555-6913
Survey of the Use of Assistive Technology in Schools in Nigeria
Ajuwon, Paul M.; Chitiyo, George
Journal of the International Association of Special Education, v16 n1 p4-13 2015
In this study, the researchers explored the state of the use of assistive technology (AT) in Nigeria through a survey of 165 special educators. The underlying structure of the respondents' perceptions, and their challenges and barriers to the use of AT, were examined. Among other findings, the largest proportion of students using AT are those with deafness or hearing impairment (53.3%), followed by those with a learning disability (40%). Training in the use of AT lags behind, with most professionals having received little or no training in the use of AT. The lack of appropriate AT devices and services in classrooms, and irregular electricity to operate available devices, were frequently cited as the biggest challenges regarding AT. Correlations between students' conditions and factors of teachers' perceptions suggested the need to make AT available for students with certain conditions, as well as the need for effective training for teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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