Implementation of Inclusive Education in Three Schools of Mthatha District in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

PJH Heeralal, PP Jama


This study investigated the implementation of inclusive education in three schools of Mthatha district in the Eastern Cape Province, in accordance with the principles set out in Education White Paper 6: Special Needs Education—Building an inclusive education and training system. The qualitative method was used in this study, and data collection strategies were based on interviews and observations. The study established the following challenges that hampered the implementation of inclusive education in the three schools: lack of training or workshops for both principals and educators on inclusive education, which led to a lack of knowledge about the topic and ways to support learners experiencing barriers to learning in their school and lack of access to the White Paper 6 document. These challenges can be remedied by proactive assistance from the Eastern Cape Department of Education and the Mthatha District of Education authorities.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n20p1500

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