The education given at lower primary classes (Primary I to III), for instance, meant to monitor
and enhance the holistic development of the pupils, however, education at this level in Nigeria
generally, and particularly, at Ifako-Ijaye Local Government area of Lagos State has not enjoyed
the implementation of inclusive system. Several reasons have been deduced for the poor
implementation, some of which are lack of resources and poor parental cooperation. Research
studies have been carried out on the implementing of inclusive education, but there is dearth of
empirical studies on parents’ awareness of economic and social benefits of inclusive education at
lower primary education, hence this study.
Descriptive survey research design was adopted with 161 parents who were sampled using multistage sampling technique form the sample of the study. A self-designed research instrument,
Parents Awareness of Inclusive Education Questionnaire (α = 0.84) was used to collect data.
Two research questions were answered and two hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of
Parents have low awareness of the economic (Weighted Average = 2.06) and social (Weighted
Average = 2.29) benefits of inclusive lower primary education. Parental education has no
significant influence on their level of awareness (r= 0.12; P>0.05). Based on the findings, it was
recommended that teachers should sensitize parents about the economic and social benefits
associated with inclusive lower primary education.
Social and Economic Benefits of Lower Primary Education
Parental Influence on Provision of Needed Education
Amb Temitope, E (2019). INCLUSIVE LOWER PRIMARY EDUCATION: PARENTS’ AWARENESS OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL BENEFITS. Afribary.com: Retrieved July 15, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/salamipg33-45vol2no1
Egbedeyi, Amb Temitope. "INCLUSIVE LOWER PRIMARY EDUCATION: PARENTS’ AWARENESS OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL BENEFITS" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 08 May. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/salamipg33-45vol2no1 . Accessed 15 Jul. 2019.
Egbedeyi, Amb Temitope. "INCLUSIVE LOWER PRIMARY EDUCATION: PARENTS’ AWARENESS OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL BENEFITS". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 08 May. 2019. Web. 15 Jul. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/salamipg33-45vol2no1 >.
Egbedeyi, Amb Temitope. "INCLUSIVE LOWER PRIMARY EDUCATION: PARENTS’ AWARENESS OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL BENEFITS" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed July 15, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/salamipg33-45vol2no1