ERIC Number: EJ978683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Analysis and Opinion: Building Paradigms for the Change of Special Education in Nigeria
Obiakor, Festus E.; Afolayan, Michael O.
Journal of International Special Needs Education, v15 n1 p44-55 2012
Traditionally, colonization and other societal problems such as cultural attitudes and beliefs, negative perceptions, lack of funding, poor teacher education as well as a lack of significant viable legal mandates have culminated to hindering opportunities to help all persons with disabilities in Nigeria. To this end, the article proposes intentional and proactive policy change that the government of Nigeria must embark upon so as to build paradigms that deviate from its current passive attitude to active engagement and conscious support for its people with disabilities.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Negative Attitudes, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Accountability, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Educational Finance, Educational Opportunities, Second Language Learning, African Languages, Foreign Policy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria