Entries on Adult Education
This book, Introduction to Special Education for Schools and Colleges, is designed to upgrade teachers and teachers in training by providing basic information on characteristics of various categories of exceptional children, provides also information on the causes of various impairments, helping teachers identify exceptional children within and outside their classroom, helping teachers to get use to various methods of teaching exceptional children in-inclusive settings, and also helping teachers develop positive attitudes towards exceptional persons. This book consists of eight chapters covering various aspects of special Education; Namely; Definition of special education, terms used in special Education, Philosophy of Education for exceptional persons, Provision of Education for exceptional children. Other areas covered by the book include Historical Developments of Special Education in Nigeria, Mental Retardation, the Gifted and Talented, Learning Disabilities, Speech and Language Disorders, Hearing Impairments, Visual Impairments and Blindness, Emotional and Behavioural Disorders, Physical and Health impairments, Inclusive Education and Attitudes and Beliefs about Disabilities.
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) begins with getting to know children. This also means getting to know families and communities. Understanding the important roles families and community play in ECCE programmes helps teachers build positive, respectful relationships that support children’s learning and development. The child is seen as a unique individual who will learn at his/her own pace.Children thrive when placed in a friendly environment where they can experience cultural values and traditional practices with the support of parents and the community. Learning experiences should be meaningful and relevant in helping children make connections between what is being taught and their own life experiences within a nurturing and secure environment that encourages the child’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual development.
Parenting, Child Self-Esteem and Achievement Motivation is a book that really educates parents on parenting. The author has taken time to give parents, teachers and researchers theories and models of parenting, particularly the author’s model of authoritative parenting, for educating and training of parents. The interesting areas for parents to look out for are the various parenting styles; appropriate, inappropriate and dysfunctional parenting. The book is not limited to parents alone, it deals with teachers as well. The personality variables of self-esteem and achievement motivation were explained as well as how parents and teachers can help in developing them in children.
Parenting, Child Self-Esteem and Achievement Motivation is a book that really educates parents on parenting. The author has taken time to give parents, teachers and researchers theories and models of parenting, particularly the author’s model of authoritative parenting, for educating and training of parents. The interesting areas for parents to look out for are the various parenting styles; appropriate, inappropriate and dysfunctional parenting. The book is not limited to parents alone, it deals with teachers as well. The personality variables of self-esteem and achievement motivation were explained as well as how parents and teachers can help in developing them in children. I have no regrets therefore in recommending this book to parents and teachers for personal guidance on parenting and development of children’s self-esteem and achievement motivation. Finally, it will be a useful tool for researchers who are interested in carrying out research on parenting, child self-esteem and achievement motivation.
The desire of students to have an in-depth knowledge of the Guidance and Counselling Services necessitates the idea for this book. Its sixteen chapters have attempted to introduce the Guidance and counselling services to those coming into the Counselling profession. To give them a good starting point, the book starts with a brief history of the evolution and development of modern Guidance and Counselling in Nigeria, while chapter two identifies some salient services in Guidance and Counselling programme. Chapters three to fifteen of the book handle the respective services and their role in educational and social development. The thirteen chapters discuss the concepts, aims, approaches and functions among other salient issues of the respective services. Chapter sixteen evaluates the general performance of the services in helping the society. The good presentation of the work makes it very easy for students to read and comprehend I recommend this book for those that need to understand the basic rudiments of the Guidance and Counselling services. The materials in the book are gathered from competent sources which are all acknowledged as per the references lists. I am grateful to all that have provided the information, services, financial and moral support which helped in the completion of this book.
Education as a process of acculturation exists in every culture of any people in the world with the aim of meeting the needs of the learner and those of the immediate community as well as the wider society. This process of educating or training the younger generation and gradually integrating them into meaningful and functional adult life does not necessarily mean literacy and is not limited to occurring within the four walls and corners of a classroom. The health and wealth of any nation depend on its educational system and thus no society can rise above its level of education; be it African or European. Charity they say begins at home. This is because the home is the first environment the child finds him/herself. Therefore, the family which is the smallest social unit of the society serves as the base for the success or failure of education of all kinds anywhere in the world.