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Teacher Preparation for Inclusive Education of Persons with Special Needs In Nigeria: The Challenges and Solutions (Published)

Inclusion of students with special needs education especially those who need specialized skills and technical support give more rise challenges to the training of teachers to produce quality one to handle such children in question. Special needs children, as stipulated in article 223 of the UN’s child right convention endorsed in 1989, have the right to enjoy in full, decent life in conditions which ensure dignity, promotes self-reliance and facilitate the Child active participation in inclusive educational system. This paper focuses on teacher preparation in inclusive education, the concept of inclusive, the benefits, include in-service training programmes, special teacher and inclusive education, teacher preparation and the challenges where discussed. The paper, concluded with some recommendations such as: government at all levels should make inclusive education compulsory for schools and colleges to avoid discrimination against persons with special needs, government should set up committee that will put up machineries for effective implementation of inclusive education among others.

Keywords: Challenges, Inclusive Education, Nigeria, Person With Special Needs, Sustainable, Teacher Preparation

A Comparative Analysis of the Management of Sandwich Bachelor of Education Degree Program in Two Public Universities in Nigeria (Published)

The emerging global trend of acquiring teaching competence through the sandwich training program has become a viable option for solving the problem of teacher quality and quantity. The sandwich program has helped to enhance access for those seeking admissions into universities and the large number of students admitted for each contact period and the intensive nature of the program requires effective management. It is against this background that this study compared the management of sandwich programs at the University of Abuja (UniAbuja) and the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). A descriptive survey design was employed for the study. The population consisted of 560 and 676 final year students of UniAbuja and UNN respectively. Purposive and simple random sampling techniques were used to select a sample of 100 students from each university thereby making a total of 200 students. A four-point likert-scale questionnaire was used to collect the data which were analyzed with mean scores while a t-test was used for the hypotheses testing. Results of this study show that there was significant difference in the learning environment and information sources in both universities with UNN fairing better than UniAbuja. The study inter alia suggests greater improvement in UniAbuja learning environment.

Keywords: : Sandwich Program, Information Sources, Learning Environment, Management Of Sandwich Program, Teacher Preparation

A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE MANAGEMENT OF SANDWICH BACHELOR OF EDUCATION DEGREE PROGRAM IN TWO PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA (Published)

The emerging global trend of acquiring teaching competence through the sandwich training program has become a viable option for solving the problem of teacher quality and quantity. The sandwich program has helped to enhance access for those seeking admissions into universities and the large number of students admitted for each contact period and the intensive nature of the program requires effective management. It is against this background that this study compared the management of sandwich programs at the University of Abuja (UniAbuja) and the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). A descriptive survey design was employed for the study. The population consisted of 560 and 676 final year students of UniAbuja and UNN respectively. Purposive and simple random sampling techniques were used to select a sample of 100 students from each university thereby making a total of 200 students. A four-point likert-scale questionnaire was used to collect the data which were analyzed with mean scores while a t-test was used for the hypotheses testing. Results of this study show that there was significant difference in the learning environment and information sources in both universities with UNN fairing better than UniAbuja. The study inter alia suggests greater improvement in UniAbuja learning environment

Keywords: : Sandwich Program, Information Sources, Learning Environment, Management Of Sandwich Program, Teacher Preparation