Abstract: Inclusion in education is an approach to educating students with special education needs. Inclusion is therefore the meaningful participation of students with special needs in the general educational process. Inclusion should be about the students right to participate and the schools duty to accept the student or child. Inclusion should reject the use of special schools or classrooms, to separate students with disabilities from students without disabilities. The study aimed at investigating whether inclusive education influences positively or negative the life skills such as academic, vocation, socio-economic and emotion of students with special needs in the research area. Two hundred subjects drawn from the area with the aid of stratified research designed and simple random sampling technique constituted the sample of the study. Independent t-test statistic was employed to analyze the data generated from the administration of an appropriate designed and developed questionnaire. Inclusive Edcuaiton and Life Skills of Students with Special Needs Questionnaire (IELSSSNQ) by the researchers. This embrace hypothesis tested pointed at significant and positive impact of inclusive education on vocational, academic and socio-economic life skills of students with special needs while the reverse was the case for their emotional life skill in the area. The results were discussed exhaustively and useful conclusion was made which in turn enabled the researchers to make useful recommendations for the beneficiaries of the study.
David Bassey Enya, Nanjwan Josephine Dasel and Amalu N. Melvina, 2014. Inclusive Education and the Life Skills of Senior Secondary School Students with Special Needs in Northern Cross River State, Nigeria. Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 11: 81-84.