PQE 015 – Special Education – Course Contents
NB – The course has been sub-divided into each category of teachers. You are advised to prepare for all categories
|PQE 015. Special Education|
|Category D:||Category C:||Category B:||Category A:|
|NCE Teachers||Graduate Teachers||Master Teachers||Doctoral Teachers|
|Strategies for||Historical development of Special Education in Nigeria;
National Policy on Education and Special Education; types of exceptionalities; causes, characteristics, identification and intervention strategies and procedures; attitudes and beliefs; philosophy of education for exceptional children; general problems associated with each type of exceptionality and symptoms; inclusive education – implementation, interdisciplinary collaboration, creating and managing inclusive classroom, methodology in inclusive education.
|Introduction to Special
History of Special Education. Characteristics of the exceptional child. Diagnosis, remedial strategies and special curriculum provisions for the special learner. The physically challenged learner. The specially gifted learner.
Issues of falling standards and drop-out syndrome in formal education.
Products of special education system and the labour market.
A critical study of the National Policy on Education: Principles, guidelines and implementation.
|Basic concepts and
principles in special education. Recognition of students with special needs. Curriculum and instructional needs of gifted and physically challenged students.