By Dr. Vitalis U. Eke & Dr Uloaku Okoro
This study investigated Special Educators’ perceived prospects and problems of practice/implementation of the National Policy on Special Needs Education in Nigeria. Descriptive survey design was adopted for this study. Three research questions were generated to guide the study. The sample for the study comprised 30 special educators purposively drawn from the most senior special educators in University of Ibadan, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and University of Calabar. Researchers-made instrument called “Special Educators’ Perceived Prospects and Problems of Practice /Implementation of National Policy on Special Education in Nigeria (SEPPAIONPOSEIN)” was used for data collection. It was validated by three experts from the University of Calabar. The data gathered were analyzed using frequency count. The findings of the study, among others, indicated limited prospects in the articulated philosophy, purpose and objectives. It was recommended, among others, that government should maximize efforts to ensure the practice and implementation of the policy.