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Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science, ISSN: 2456-981X, ISSN: 2278-0998 (Past),Vol.: 28, Issue.: 1

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Availabilty and Utilization of Information Communication Technologies by Special Education Teachers to Enhance Inclusive Education Goals

 

C. N. Nwokolo1, S. M. Nkanu2 and L. I. Akunne1*

1Department of Guidance and Counselling, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, P.O.Box 5025 Awka, Anambra State Nigeria.

2Department of Technology and Vocational Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, P.O.Box 5025 Awka, Anambra State Nigeria.

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Dr. Faika Sanal Karahan, Assistant Professor, Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling, Faculty of Education, Usak University, Turkey.

Reviewers:

(1) Ibrahim El-Zraigat, the University of Jordan, Jordan.

(2) Luqman Rababah, Jadara University, Jordan.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/27511

Abstracts

The study sought to investigate the availability and utilisation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by special education teachers to enhance inclusive education goals in Anambra State, Nigeria. The research design was descriptive design. The total population of ninety-two teachers from special education centres was used; therefore no sampling technique was used because of the manageable size of the entire population. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire administered through direct delivery approach. Research question one was answered using percentage, while research question two was answered using mean and standard deviation. Finding from this study revealed that some of the ICTs were available but not fully utilised. Based on the findings, it was recommended that teachers should be grounded on ICTs skills so as to impart the required knowledge of students with special needs and in turn enhance inclusive education goals. Also, the government through the ministry of education should ensure that before commissioning or accrediting any special education centre, required ICT facilities must be put in place to enhance learning in special education centers.

Keywords :

Availability; utilization; inclusive education; special education; information; communication; technology.

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DOI : 10.9734/JESBS/2018/45503

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