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Challenges facing educators in the implementation of inclusive education

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dc.contributor.advisor Vos, M.S.
dc.contributor.author Hlongwana, B.C.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-26T10:11:53Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-26T10:11:53Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/575
dc.description Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF EDUCATION in the Department of Educational Psychology of the Faculty of Education at the University of Zululand, 2007. en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this investigation was to establish the challenges facing educators in the implementation of inclusive education. From the literature study it emerges that inclusive education constitutes a challenge to the education system in South Africa, in particular to mainstream educators. Successful implementation of inclusive education requires educators to have a positive attitude, be flexible and critical, creative and innovative in their approach to teaching and learning. Educators are expected to have the necessary knowledge, skills, competencies and support to accommodate a wide range of diversity among learners in an inclusive classroom. They must be able to select appropriate teaching strategies to achieve specific outcomes. Effective inclusion will only stay a dream if educators do not have the necessary training, support systems and appropriate resources. For the purpose of the empirical investigation a self-structured questionnaire, to be completed by educators from primary schools, was utilised. The data obtained from the completed questionnaires were analysed and commented on by means of descriptive statistics. In conclusion a summary was presented on the findings of the literature review and empirical investigation and the following are some of the recommendations that were made: > Opportunities for in-service training regarding inclusive education must be made available to mainstream educators. > The Department of Education must provide adequate support to educators concerning all aspects of inclusive education. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Inclusive education--South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Mainstreaming in education--South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Special education teachers--South Africa--Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject Primary school teachers--South Africa--Attitudes. en_US
dc.title Challenges facing educators in the implementation of inclusive education en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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