Assessment of Teachers' Perception of Library Resources and Use among Pupils with Special needs in Oyo State
This paper examined library resources availability and its usage among pupils with special needs in Oyo state as perceived by teachers. A descriptive survey research design was adopted in the study, population of teachers comprised one hundred and sixty one (161), where thirty (30) of them were selected through purposive sampling method. Three (3) research questions were raised for a nalysis in the study, avalidated questionnaire tagged “Teachers Assessment on Availability and Usage of Library Resources Questionnaire (TAAULRQ)” (r = 0.89) was used to collect data from the respondents. Frequency count and simple percentage were used to analyse the data collected. The results obtained indicated that pupils with special needs make use of the library resources in their various schools, but that Hi-tech electronic communication were not being adequately used, hence, 60% disagreed as against 40% of the respondents that agreed. However, the result indicated that all the library resources were provided for the use of pupils with special needs. arising from the findings, it was therefore recommended that libraries should be adequately funded to meet the resources needs of pupils with special needs and also teacher librarians should be employed to compliment the efforts of the existing library staff.
Keywords: Children with Special Needs, Information resources, Library usage, Schools library, Teachers perception Assessment.