Scientific Literacy Campaign among Children with Special Needs

  • R. A. Olatoye
  • J. O. Oyundoyin


The condition of scientific literacy in Nigeria is still poor. Scientific literacy campaign is done more among normal children than children with special needs. Thesis paper discusses reasons why scientific literacy should be promoted among children with special needs. Such reasons include providing greater range of opportunities for them and equipping them to make decisions about matters which affect their well-being. The resources for scientific literacy should be provided. The importance of scientific literacy among the gifted and the necessity of assessment of scientific literacy level among children with special needs are adequately discussed.

(Nigerian Journal of Clinical and Counselling Psychology: 2001: 7 (2&1): 55-64)