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Mutanga, Oliver – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Globally, few students with disabilities progress to higher education. This is mostly due to avoidable barriers they face as they navigate different educational structures from lower levels. Even for those few students who make it to higher education, they continue to face challenges. A qualitative study was carried out at the University of the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Higher Education, Qualitative Research
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Moodley, Jacqueline – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
The South African education crisis is well documented in the literature. While strides have been made to rectify the inequalities in education arising from apartheid era policies, and while South Africa ratified the United Nations Conventions for the Rights of People with Disabilities, these actions have yet to translate into meaningful changes…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Attainment, Disabilities, Civil Rights
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Walton, Elizabeth; Rusznyak, Lee – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
It is expected that that pre-service teachers are adequately equipped to meet the needs of diverse students. This article discusses the choices that teacher educators must make in designing inclusive education courses. The first choice is whether inclusive education will be infused into the curriculum or presented as a stand-alone course. If the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Design
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Rusznyak, Lee; Walton, Elizabeth – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
In contexts where inclusive education is nascent, teacher educators face the challenge of preparing pre-service teachers for a system that does not yet exist. While this might be possible through university-based coursework, difficulties arise when so few sites that model inclusive pedagogies are available for practicum placements. This article…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Preservice Teachers
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McKenzie, Judith A.; Pillay, Savondarie G.; Duvenhage, Chris-Marie; Du Plessis, Erika; Jelsma, Jennifer M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Children with severe to profound intellectual disability have been excluded from education on the basis that their impairment makes them "ineducable". The Western Cape Forum for Intellectual Disability challenged this notion through litigation against the South African Government. The ensuing judgement asserts the right to education of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Severity (of Disability), Program Implementation, Special Needs Students
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McKinney, Emma Louise; Swartz, Leslie – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
We describe educational experiences of people with disabilities who attended special schools in South Africa. We found significant differences in education between White and Black participants in terms of teaching quality, access to therapy and assistive devices, class sizes, subjects, and grades offered. Additional differences were noted between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Schools, Disabilities, Racial Differences
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Donohue, Dana K.; Bornman, Juan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
This research sought to examine South African teachers' attitudes toward the inclusion of learners with different abilities in their hypothetical mainstream classrooms. Participants were 93 South African teachers who responded to the Teachers' Attitudes and Expectations Scale, a measure developed for this study, regarding four vignettes depicting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Rule, Sarah; Kahonde, Callista; Lorenzo, Theresa – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
The effectiveness of community based rehabilitation (CBR) programmes depends on the calibre of staff recruited and employed. Therefore, this study aimed to understand how the life experiences of community disability workers (CDWs) in Malawi, Botswana and South Africa influenced their choice of career. A life history approach was used to gather…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Choice, Disabilities, Rehabilitation
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Bantjes, Jason; Swartz, Leslie; Conchar, Lauren; Derman, Wayne – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
Adolescents with disabilities in developing countries frequently have limited access to sporting opportunities and comparatively little is known of their lived experiences and preferences. We set out to understand what a group of adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) living in South Africa perceive to be important components of programmes developed…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Cerebral Palsy, Program Development, Disabilities
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Bornman, Juan; Donohue, Dana K. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2013
This study examined teachers' attitudes toward learners with two types of barriers to learning: a learner with attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and a learner with little or no functional speech (LNFS). The results indicated that although teachers reported that the learner with ADHD would be more disruptive in class and have a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Teacher Attitudes, Barriers
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Oswald, Marietjie; Swart, Estelle – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2011
This article recounts the findings of a study that investigated pre-service teachers' attitudes and concerns regarding inclusive education and their degree of comfort when interacting with people with disabilities after completing courses on inclusive education. One hundred and eighty pre-service teachers from one higher education institution in…
Descriptors: Barriers, Higher Education, Inclusion, Intervention
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Engelbrecht, Petra; Oswald, Marietjie; Swart, Estelle; Eloff, Irma – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2003
This study investigated stressors related to including learners with intellectual disabilities in 55 mainstream classrooms in two South African provinces. Analysis of teacher-completed questionnaires and interviews identified five main stressors: administrative issues; support; the behavior of the learner; the teacher's self-perceived competence;…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming
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Skuy, Mervyn; Partington, Hazel – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1990
The present status and emerging changes in special education services in South Africa are discussed. The effects of apartheid in providing inadequate services to Black children with handicaps and conceptually antiquated services to White children are stressed. Innovative solutions are encouraged to provide services to the large number of children…
Descriptors: Apartheid, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Change
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Skuy, Mervyn; And Others – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1990
This study investigated the relationship between temperament and cognitive modifiability with 92 academically successful but disadvantaged Black South African adolescents. The Task Orientation and Personal-Social Flexibility temperament dimensions were directly related to learning, academic performance, and cognitive change. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academically Gifted, Black Students, Cognitive Psychology