Disabilities in Nigeria: Attitudes, Reactions, and Remediation

Disabilities in Nigeria: Attitudes, Reactions, and Remediation

by Edwin Etieyibo, Odirin Omiegbe

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Overview

The book examines issues of disabilities in Nigeria focusing on attitudes and reactions to people with disabilities within the context of practices perpetuating the treatment of people with disabilities. It contributes to research in the field by advancing discussions on society's positive engagement with disabilities issues and remediation of negative treatment of people with disabilities. Some of the issues examined in the book include a brief history of discrimination against people with disabilities, beliefs regarding causes of disabilities in Africa and Nigeria, scientific perspectives on causes of disabilities, some cases of disabilities in Nigeria, reactions to disabilities, social implications of non-adaptability to the condition of people with disabilities, remediation for people with disabilities, legal instrument and rights of people with disabilities and protecting the rights of persons with disabilities. Primarily, issues in the book are examined from both a philosophical and social studies contexts, and both the authors of the book are respectively trained in these aspects and subject areas (Edwin Etieyibo in philosophy and Odirin Omiegbe in social studies).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761869054
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 09/22/2017
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.29(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Edwin Etieyibo is an associate professor of philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, School of Social Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. His teaching and research interests cover philosophy of law, ethics (theoretical and applied), social and political philosophy, history of philosophy, and African socio-political economy and philosophy.

Odirin Omiegbe is a reader or associate professor and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Educational Psychology at the College of Education, Agbor, Delta State, and in the Department of Administration and Policy Studies, Delta State University, Agbor, Delta State, Nigeria. He has researched and published extensively in the field of disability, cultural ideas and education of children with special needs.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter One: Understanding Disability: Brief History of Discrimination against People with Disabilities, Disability Perceptions and Models, and Disability Figures
Chapter Two: Disability Perceptions: Some Beliefs Regarding Causes of Disabilities in Africa and Nigeria
Chapter Three: Disability Perceptions: Scientific Perspective on Causes of Disabilities
Chapter Four: Some Cases of Disabilities in Nigeria
Chapter Five: Reactions to Disabilities I: People with Disabilities to their Disabilities
Chapter Six: Reactions to Disabilities II: People with Disabilities to their Disabilities
Chapter Seven: Reactions to Disabilities III: Family Members to People with Disabilities
Chapter Eight: Reactions to Disabilities IV: Family Members to People with Disabilities
Chapter Nine: Social Implications of Non-adaptability to the Condition of People with
Disabilities
Chapter Ten: Remediation for People with Disabilities: Education Intervention Strategies
Chapter Eleven: Legal Instrument and Rights of People with Disabilities
Chapter Twelve: Protecting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Bibliography

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