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ANXIETY DISORDER IN THE CONTEXT OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN NIGERIA

Authors: Mudassir, I. G., Murtala M. I.

Journal Article | Publish Date: 25/June/2020

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Abstract This paper examines anxiety and inclusive education among secondary school students in Nigeria. Many students are growing up in anxiety provoking conditions such as impoverished, disorganized, and abusive environmental circumstances at home, neighbourhood and school. It discussed the concept of anxiety and its types, ways in which school can contribute to students’ anxiety, the concept inclusive education, the benefits of inclusive education and the strategies for facilitating inclusive education. The paper also concluded that inclusive education is an effective means of combating discriminatory attitudes, creating welcoming communities, building an inclusive society and achieving education for all. But this remained a challenge in Nigeria, as such benefits are not tapped fully yet. Some suggestions were offered which include the need for government and stakeholders to be committed in the full implementation of the inclusive education programme. Keywords: Anxiety, Inclusive, Education, Secondary School Students.

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