Inclusive Education B

Intermediate And Senior phase
Question 1
Inclusive Education, intrinsic and extrinsic barriers to learning and Development.
What is inclusive education
Dear colleagues, Inclusive Education (IE) are a process whereby the whole school system and all the schools policies and plans are systematically changed to accommodate a wider and a more diverse range of learners. During this process of IE all types of learning styles are identified and classroom and teaching strategies are adapted to fit the needs of all learners to ensure high quality learning outcomes are achieved by all. In the system of IE every learner is important, unique and valued.
In South Africa
The policy of IE has been accepted and is being implemented in South Africa by the Department of Education and it has been incorporated in the Educational White Paper 6.
Reasons why South Africa implemented inclusive education:
 It is a human right
 It makes good educational and social sense
 It promotes diversity ad the right to live and learn together
 It builds respect for others
 It supports a uniform and responsive educational system
 It supports removal of discrimination
 It supports positive interaction & learning from each other
 It helps build a supportive and rehabilitative society

The challenges to the teachers by inclusive education
We as educators are challenged by IE to support inclusion of all and to embrace diversity. We must make learners aware that everybody has a right to be included in the classroom. Educators must also address the needs of all their learners equally and fairly. There is a need that we must examine ourselves and make sure we accept learners facing challenges and learners that are different or have barriers to learning so that we can address their needs with no discrimination or prejudice. We must make sure that we realize and believe that everybody can succeed and needs a fair change.

Barriers to learning (BTL) (intrinsic and extrinsic barriers)...