TREKKING BACK TO MAINSTREAM FOR INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

TitleTREKKING BACK TO MAINSTREAM FOR INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsRosemary, KC, Elsa, F
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume33
Start Page29-40
PaginationDiscontinuous
Date PublishedAugust/2011
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Keywordsecosystemic theories; inclusion; Inclusive Education; systems theory
Abstract

This research explores challenges faced by the schools when learners from specialized institutions are referred back to mainstream for Inclusive Education. Ecosystemic perspective on Inclusive Education and systems theories underpin this paper. The study was done through interviews, field notes and observations of 120 participants comprising of the Senior Management Teams, educators and parents. The GDE 450 ‘A’ forms were also analyzed. The findings indicate that schools face many challenges in managing diverse learner needs. A lot has been published on Inclusive Education, but none of them offer ecosystemic management strategies for the school management teams, teachers, parents and learners.

Refereed DesignationRefereed
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