Availability, Teachers’ Awareness and Attitude towards the Use of Assistive Technologies in Special Schools in Kwara State, Nigeria
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Yusuf, M.O. & Fakomogbon, M.A. (2008). Availability, Teachers’ Awareness and Attitude towards the Use of Assistive Technologies in Special Schools in Kwara State, Nigeria. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008 (pp. 6228-6235). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2008
June 30, 2008
Joseph Luca & Edgar R. Weippl
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This study investigated the availability of assistive ICTs, teachers’ awareness and attitude towards the use of ICTs in special schools, in Kwara State, Nigeria. The study sample consisted of five school administrators and 57 teachers who were purposefully drawn from all the special schools in the state. Descriptive analysis using frequency and percentages revealed that the schools did not have basic and specific assistive ICTs which can provide access to quality education for the disabled. Also, most of the teachers were not aware of the potentials of assistive ICTs in the education of students with disability. However, most of the teachers have positive attitude towards the use of ICT. It was recommended that: the Nigerian Government, at all levels, should provide assistive ICTs in schools, special education teachers should be sensitized on the potentials of assistive ICTs, and that the NGOs should promote the use of assistive ICTs in schools.
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