International Journal of Emotional Psychology and Sport Ethics

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Providing An Appropriate Education Programme For Children With Mental Retardation

J O Oyundoyin


This paper examined the significance of appropriate education for children with mental retardation. It highlighted the importance of right educational programmes for children with mental retardation in order for their educational goals to be realized. Equally, it helps them to be self-reliant and contribute their quota to the development of the nation. The paper discussed the various education programmes practiced in Nigeria for the children with mental retardation, which include, special school, integrated school, special unit in regular schools and the new emphasis on inclusive education. The paper then emphasized the danger inherent in wrong education programme for the children with mental retardation.

International Journal of Emotional psychology and sport ethics (IJEPSE) Vol. 7 2005: pp. 70-75
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