Inclusive education in Nigeria: a myth or a reality?

  • T Eni-Olorunda

Abstract



This paper looks at the implementation of inclusive education in Nigeria, whether it\'s a myth or a reality. The present forms of Education for children with special needs such as special and integrated schools were critically evaluated. This is because, the implementation of inclusive education would depend on the achievements that have been made in the existing forms of education. It was observed however that there were a lot of shortcomings in the existing ones due to factors such as poor funding, lack of adequate personnel, lack of equipment, materials to mention a few. Those factors that made inclusive education and practice possible in developed countries such as United States and United Kingdom were discussed. The benefits of inclusive education were discussed; and recommendations were made as per the steps to take in order to be qualified for the adoption of Inclusive Education in Nigeria.

International Journal of Emotional psychology and sport ethics (IJEPSE) Vol. 7 2005: pp. 76-78
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