The Pros And Cons Of Inclusive Education

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Introduction: Background In the past before inclusive education was implemented learners who were experiencing difficulties were excluded due to their difficulties or barriers to learning, they were not accommodated in the mainstream schools, which resulted in them repeating the same grade for many years, which lead to dropouts. In October 1996, the Ministry of Education decided to find out about how the old Department of Education looked after the needs of learners who experienced learning difficulties. In 1998 inclusive education was implemented in South Africa. Problem statement How can teachers promote transformative dialogue in a classroom focusing on the issues within inclusive education? Hypothesis Transformative dialogue gives learners the…show more content…
Learners in mainstream schools that are failing to learn due to barriers of whatever nature (family disruption, language issues, poverty, inappropriate teaching). 2. Learners in special schools who have been placed in the school on the basis of their disability (disability is considered to be a barrier, although there may be many other barriers in addition). 3. Learners of compulsory school-going age who are out of school or who have never been enrolled in school due to barriers of whatever nature (multiple disabilities and poverty are two of the major barriers for this group). Conclusion Inclusive education in South Africa is too idealistic because pragmatic things like the environment in which learners with learning barriers are situated in does not accommodate for their barriers. For example in township schools learners with barriers are excluded due to the fact that they only have stairs for learners who do not have disabilities, they do not have ramps for those learners who make use of wheelchairs to walk. Inclusionist say that learners with disabilities should be included in the general education regardless of their disabilities but this tends to be disruptive in the
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