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Welcome to Inclusive Education

 

This Learning Space creates a portal for teachers, parents and schools to share ideas and information on how to make South African schools welcoming and supportive environments for all learners.

Inclusive Education (IE) is defined as a process of addressing the diverse needs of all learners by reducing barriers to, and within the learning environment.

Click here to access an online magazine on Inclusive Education

Click here to access an online magazine on The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Click here to access an online magazine on Vocational Education for All

Links - The following web sites also provide valuable information on the practice of Inclusive Education in the developing countries:

Hlanganani Video Series- “Towards an Education that is Inclusive”

 

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Responding to Learner Diversity in Assessment  (2188.51 Kb)
The presentation was developed to guide provincial and district officials as well as teachers to manage differentiated assess...
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Policy on screening, identification, asseeement and support  (3291.57 Kb)
Policy on screening, identification, asseeement and support
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Education White Paper 6 Progress Report, May 2015  (764.67 Kb)
The Report gives an update on the progress made in implementing the Policy on Inclusive Education in the period 2013 to 2015....
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Government Notice 38356: National Education Policy Act (27/1996): Approval of the Policy on Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support  (344.42 Kb)
Promulgation of the Policy on 19 December 2014
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Policy on Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support, 19 November 2014  (475.27 Kb)
On 19 December 2014 Minister Motshekga approved the Policy on Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support (SIAS). The P...
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Barriers to Learning and Development (71.5 Kb)
If the education system is to promote effective learning and prevent learning breakdown, it is imperative that mechanisms are...
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Strategies for Curriculum Differentiation to Accommodate Diversity (24.25 Kb)
This is a fact sheet for teachers to assist them to understand how teaching and learning can be differentiated or adapted to ...
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Grade R Practical Ideas (9284.68 Kb)
These Guidelines have been developed to assist teachers with ideas for Creating Stimulating Indoor And Out Door Learning Envi...
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National List of Special Schools in South Africa (1765 Kb)
Names and contact details of schools are provided according to provinces and districts. For further information on how to be ...
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Implementing Inclusive Education in South Africa: True stories we can learn from (251.02 Kb)
Examples of good practice from the DANIDA Project (2003)
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Policy on screening, identification, assessment and support 2014

Click here to access the document

 

Education White Paper 6 Progress Report, May 2015

The WP6 Progress Report was presented to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on 23 June 2015.

The Report can be accessed here

 

 

Policy on Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support (SIAS) 2014

Government Notice 38356 of 2014 : National Education Policy Act (27/1996): Approval of the Policy on Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support (SIAS)

Click here to download the Gazette

Click here to download the Policy

 

 

Learning for Democracy in an Inclusive Education System: Implications for Teacher Development

 National Workshop Report, 2−3 December 2013

 

 

Click here to dowload Conference Report

 

 

 

Children with Disabilities in South Africa: A situational Analysis 2001 - 2011

A joint publication of the Departments of Social Development, Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities and UNICEF

Click here to Download the document

 

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE

 

The National Curriculum Statement for South African Sign Language

Foundation Phase - Gr R - 3

Intermediate Phase - Gr 4 - 6

Senior Phase - Gr 7 - 9

FET Phase - Gr 10 - 12

 

 

SAALED 2013 INCLUSION CONFERENCE

"Making education inclusive by identifying and disamntling exclusionary pressures and practices in education"

1 - 6 July 2013, Johannesburg

SADC Minister's Conference Resolution

Click here for Deputy Minister Enver Surty's Opening Address

 

Emphasising Inclusivity in the Introduction of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) - 2012

 

The DBE is currently training all subject advisors to equip teachers in all provinces to effectively introduce the National Curriculum Statement (2011) in all schools in 2012 and 2013.

The following documents can be used to strengten the practical implementation of inclusivity and curriculum differentiation at all levels.

Click here to download the Guidelines for Responding to Learner Diversity in the Classroom through the CAPS (2011)

Click here to download the presentation delivered at the Provincial CAPS Training Sessions

 

For more information and practical examples visit theCurriculum Differentiation Page

 

 

Situation Analysis of Children with Disabilities in South Africa: Hearing the Voices of Children and Caregivers, May 2011

 

This report has been compiled by Sue Philpott and Pam McLaren as part of the more comprehensive study undertaken by UNICEF and the Department of Social Development. The report reflects the voices of children with disabilities and is a moving testimony to the harsh realities faced by many children and their families.

 

To read the Report click here.

 

 

SAALED Congress

From Inclusion to Belonging: The Language of Learning

 

30 March – 2 April 2011, Cape Town

 

See the following useful websites shared at the Conference

http://saaled.org.za/content/view/43/68/

 

Inclusion Conference 25 - 26 February 2011

Crossing the Divide - Practical Solutions for Inclusive Education

Contact Antoinette du Plessis at duplessis@macmillan.co.za to obtain papers delivered at the conference

Click here for more information.

CREATE DRAFTS SHADOW REPORT ON THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

The UN Special Rapporteur on Disability, Mr Shuaib Chalklen, read a section of the Umgungundlovu Disability Forum's shadow report on the CRPD to the Conference of State Parties in New York in September 2010. CREATE was the author of the shadow report with information drawn from the Umgungundlovu Disability Forum members.

Read more on their new Website which has been launched today http://www.create-cbr.co.za/

Raising Disability Awareness Through the Curriculum

 

Richard Rieser of World of Inclusion has developed ideas for teachers on how to design curriculum activities which would raise awareness about disability rights.

 

http://www.worldofinclusion.com/res/qca/Resources.doc

Education For All Global Monitoring Report

The Report has been released on 19 January 2010. It states clearly that the EFA goals cannot be achieved if governments do not realise the central importance of inclusive education.

Visit the UNESCO Website to read more and view the podcast

Guidelines for Full-Service / Inclusive Schools, 2010

The Guidelines were approved in July 2009 by the Council for Education Ministers for implementation in provinces and schools to guide the implementation of Inclusive Education at a practical level. The Guidelines were reissued by the Department of Basic Education in 2010. All schools have to work towards meeting the requirements as outlined in the Guidelines. Indicators are provided for how the principles of inclusivity can be met in all areas such as management, culture, curriculum, physical and material resources, community involvement, etc.       

Click here to download the whole document.  Click here for a summary