EXPECTATIONS OF PUBLIC AND NATIONAL LIBRARIES TOWARDS INCLUSIVE EDUCATION AT THE PRIMARY AND POST-PRIMARY EDUCATION LEVEL

Oluchi Bridget Ibeh, Augustina Chinwe Ekeruche

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This paper examines the expectations of Public and National Libraries towards inclusive education at the Primary and Post-Primary Education Level. The need for integrating libraries into the scheme of inclusive education in Nigeria is becoming more critical in order to align with demand of contemporary society and global philosophy of giving every member of the society a sense of belonging. To actualize the fundamental objective of inclusive education, expectations are high for the various sectors and stakeholders in the educational domain. This paper focused on x-raying the expectations of Public and National Libraries as a social institution towards realization of inclusive education at the Primary and Post-Primary Education Level in Nigeria. The paper highlights on the concept of inclusive education, the rationale for inclusive education in national development, the expectations of public and national libraries in inclusive education at the primary and post-primary level. Recommendations were made based on the identified challenges.

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Education, Public Libraries, National Libraries, Primary Education, Post-Primary Education

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