The aim of this study is to investigate the problems of
educating the physically handicapped students in Edo State as some selected
schools in Benin City will be used as the sample. A questionnaires designed by
the researcher was used to collect information from one hundred and fifty (150)
respondents comprising of teachers and students in some selected schools in
Benin City. During the course of the research, the researcher found out that
the talent of educability is all innate tendency in human beings whether
disabled or not. It also covers the roles of teachers in educating the
physically challenged. It was also found out that physically challenged
students could perform excellently well in academic work like the normal
students. The researcher recommended that the handicapped should be encouraged
to remove the ill feelings of their disability and feel free with their normal
peers. It was also suggested that government and well meaning Nigerians should
fund the education of physically challenged persons.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Who is a handicapped child?
1.2Statement of the problem
1.3Purpose of the study
1.6Delimitation of the study
1.7Limitations of the study
1.8Significance of the study
1.9Definition of terms
2.2The public perception of handicapped children
2.3Aims and effects of education on the handicapped
2.4Handicapped children and the past development in
2.5Role of government and other organizations in
elevating the status of the handicap.
Design of the study
3.1Population of the study
3.2Sample and sampling procedures
3.4Validity of the instrument
3.5Method of data analysis
4.1Data analysis and interpretation
5.4Suggestions for further research
The handicapped children are gifted children who have the ability
to be educated irrespective of their disabilities, like the deaf, the blind,
the dumb, lame etc. there is a need to redirect national interest, support and
understanding for the plight of the disabled away from the traditional attitude
of seeing them as qualified only for aims.
A situation where handicapped persons, expect those who could be
taken care of by their families are relegated to relyn on public emotions
expressed in the form of alms, does not augur well for our sense of social
responsibility. Yunusa (1993) believes that physical handicapped does not mean
they cannot contribute their quota to various facets of national development.
Therefore, the handicapped students in Edo State posses the talents and all the
aggregate of learning just like their counterparts at school. Education which
is a life process must be provided for every individual, the physically
handicapped inclusive. The term ‘handicap’ can be viewed in many ways mainly
psychological and maladjustment.
WHO IS A HANDICAPPED CHILD?
handicapped child is a child that lacks some things that made him/her incapable
of living like other children, it could be the hands, legs, eyes, ears, etc in
reverie day life, the term handicap is often used to signify a physical defect,
limb paralysis, partial or total blindness etc. all these features renders the
child incapable of living in quite the same ways as the normally endowed.
handicapped when used in a wider sense include intellectual disabilities and
disadvantages, which are to cause learning hardship. In the light of the above
discussion, the study will look into various hardship likely to be faced by the
handicapped child I school., previous researchers have revealed that Behaviour
are judged in terms of the societal existing standard therefore the ability of
the handicapped can be under estimated by their teachers because already they
are termed “special children”. Many assume that they cannot perform as well as
the naturally endowed students.
will examine the various problems facing the education of the handicap ones.
1.2STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEMS
This study is to assess the problem of the handicapped students in
schools in Edo State.
1.3PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
To identify the handicapped conditions that are suitable for
To consider the effects of the physically handicapped on the career
of the physically handicapped students.
To correct the general belief of people that handicapped students
cannot contribute significantly to the society.
To assess the problems of the handicapped students in schools in
Benin City and Edo State in general.
a.Does being handicapped affects students
performance in learning?
b.Are there no special problems that prevent the
handicapped students from performing effectively in learning?
c.Is it not possible for handicaps to take part in
learning activities like other normal students?
a.That being handicapped does not affect student’s
performance in learning.
b.That there are no special problems that prevent
the handicapped students from performing effectively in learning.
c.That it is not possible for handicaps to take
part in learning activities like the normal students.
1.6DELIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
The investigation embraces only one type of handicapped condition,
which is physical deformity. This study will be carried out in five schools in
Benin City with handicapped children.
1.7SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
i.Handicapped students need extra attention in
order to be successful.
ii.They need special attention from their teachers
before they can learn effectively.
iii.There are no special problems that can prevent
the handicapped children not to learn.
iv.The responsibilities of teachers to the
handicapped students has to be gr4eatly improved than that of the normal
1.8DEFINITIONS OF TERMS
This implies the inconveniences an individual encounter as a result of its
impairments thereby hindering a person from living a normal life.
This is a loss of ability of activity restriction or disturbance of the
activity level of an individual.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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