Education

Research Papers/Topics in Education

Sustainable Development in Bayelsa State - The Role of Civil Society Organisations

This paper uses an historical approach to bring to light the roles played by Civil Societies in ensuring sustainable development in Bayelsa State of Nigeria. In this paper, the meaning, nature and attributes of Civil Society organizations are established. The paper further establishes the important roles that civil society organizations have played in economic, social and political development of Bayelsa State, since its creation on October 1st, 1996.

PERCEPTION OF LEARNING DISABILITIES OF REGULAR CLASSROOM TEACHERS IN FCT, ABUJA NIGERIA

Abstract The study adopted descriptive research design. The population comprises all regular classroom teachers in the FCT. Multi-stage random sampling technique was used to select 10 Schools (5 each from secondary and primary schools) and 100 teachers ( 10 from each school) from two area councils ( Gwagwalada and Kwali ) in the FCT. A questionnaire titled:”Learning Disability Perception Survey (LDPS) constructed by the researcher was used for the study. The instrument was validated by two ...

Unlocking the Barriers to Inclusive Education in Nigeria

Abstract The paper focused on emerging issues surrounding inclusive educational practice vis-à-vis the availability of the wherewithal or apparatus to make it a reality in Nigeria. Inclusive education within the scope of this paper was seen as an educational idea whose main aim is geared towards ensuring that equal educational opportunities and delivery is given to every learner irrespective of gender, sex, disabilities and so on. The paper, however, specifically advanced some measures and s...

Teachers' Perceived Obstacles and Strategic Measures to Effective Inclusive Curriculum's Practice in Oyo North Senatorial District

Abstract This paper examined teachers perception as per obstacles that stand in the way of proper and effective implementation of inclusive curriculum in our schools as well as the measures to curtail the obstacles. This was done so as to put forward measures capable enough to solve the problems for the betterment of the entire nation. 100 teachers were purposively selected from 10 government primary and secondary schools within Oyo North Senatorial District to elicit information from a self-...

People with Disabilities In Nigeria: Educational Challenges as perceived by the Experts

People with disabilities (PWD) could best be described as those due to one impairment/handicapping condition or the other could not function optimally in virtually every aspect of human endeavours especially academic tasks unless special modalities are put in place to thwart  the negative effects of the disabilities in them. The paper therefore focused on the educational challenges confronting people with disabilities as ranked by educational experts selected using random sampling technique ...

Curriculum Modifications for Learners with Special Needs for Sustainable Development in Nigeria

In an attempt to ensure that learners with special needs in regular schools are adequately taken care of , it becomes highly imperative to engage in a number of modifications and adjustments including curricular modifications so as to suit the learning needs of this category of learners. Modifying curriculum for learners with special needs will go a long way in enabling them benefit optimally from various academic programmes by acquiring the needed knowledge and skills without tears, and late...

Creative Special Education and the Development of Sub-Saharan Africa

The paper tries to make a case for creative special education as well as the benefits inherent therein towards the development of sub-Saharan Africa. Creative special education could be described as that form of special education in which the teaching- learning process are geared towards ensuring that students with special needs become independent and contributing members of society by inculcating in them the spirit of critical thinking ( creativity) for the purpose of development. Sub Sahara...

Assessment of the Implementation of Inclusive Education in Gwagwalada Area Council Abuja

Inclusive education was adopted at the Salamanca World Conference on Special Needs Education (1994) as the best educational measure capable of dealing adequately with varying learning needs in the general classroom setting. Most of the participating countries e.g The United States, South Africa, Canada etc. have gone far in providing inclusive education. However, Nigeria, being one of the countries that recognise Inclusive education has failed to create conducive atmosphere for the proper tak...

Analysis of Teacher's Perception on Education of Learners with Special Needs in Saki West, Oyo State

This study was geared toward analyzing the perception of teachers in Saki West local government area , Oyo State, on the effectiveness of education of learners with special needs. The study adopted a descriptive research design, in which a self-designed questionnaire called Perception on Effective Education for Learners with Special Needs Questionnaire (PEELSNQ) was used to elicit information regarding the subject matter (the perception of teachers in Saki West local government area , Oyo Sta...

Mission Education: The Presbyterian Experience

The paper is an overview of mission education in Nigeria with particular reference to the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria. The work traces the brief history of mission education, progress, challenges, contributions to development and the relevance in the contemporary society. It also gives recommendations on how to improve quality education through the efforts of faith-based organizations.

The Implemented Learning Modalities of Nozagaray College During the 1st Semester 2022-2023 in the Grouping A1 And A2

This quantitative research study, entitled, "The Implemented Learning Modalities of Norzagaray College During the 1st Semester 2022-2023 in the Groupings A1 and A2," sought to evaluate the efficacy and efficiency of the various learning modalities implemented at Nozagaray College during the academic year 2022-2023. A Likert-type questionnaire (1-5 scale) was created to assess how selected students’ academic performance and readiness for learning were affected by synchronous, asynchronous, a...

The Implemented Learning Modalities of Nozagary College During the 1st Semester 2022-2023 in the Grouping A1 and A2

Abstract This quantitative research study, entitled, "The Implemented Learning Modalities of Norzagaray College During the 1st Semester 2022-2023 in the Groupings A1 and A2," sought to evaluate the efficacy and efficiency of the various learning modalities implemented at Nozagaray College during the academic year 2022-2023. A Likert-type questionnaire (1-5 scale) was created to assess how selected students’ academic performance and readiness for learning were affected by synchronous, asynch...

Impact of Reduced Acuity on Academic Performance among Senior Secondary Schools Students, Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study examined the impact of reduced visual acuity on academic performance among Senior Secondary (SS1-SS2) School Students in Lafia, Nasarawa State. The study adopted an expo-facto research design and purposive sampling technique to select participants based on a predetermined criterion. From the total population of 1500, 306 were sampled through an online sample size calculator. Data for this study was collected among the selected 92 students with reduced visual acuity using a...

Making the Use of Inductive Approaches, Nomothetic Theory-Building and the Application of Grounded Theory Widespread in the Social Sciences: A Guide to better Research and Theorization

Making the use of Inductive approaches, Nomothetic theory-building and the application of Grounded theory widespread in the social  sciences:  A guide to better research and theorization in the social sciences. This paper evaluates both inductive and deductive methods with respect to theory building particularly in the social sciences. The former is an approach for drawing conclusions by proceeding from the specific to the general, while as per the latter, a hypothesis is usually developed ...

Teacher Professional Beliefs and Identity: An Insight into the Professional Development of Primary School Teachers in Pakistan

This research study analyzed the relationship between teacher professional beliefs and identity of primary school teacher for their professional in Pakistan. A representative sample of 342 primary school teachers were randomly selected from all the primary school teachers of District Malakand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan. Data was collected from sample teachers through a questionnaire developed by the researcher. The questionnaire has been structured into two principal sections, which are pro...


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