Teaching Children with Learning Disabilities in the Mainstream Classes: The Challenges

Nilford Hove


The research was aimed at establishing the challenges that are being faced by mainstream class teachers in the teaching of children with learning disabilities in the Johannesburg South District schools. One hundred and seven educators were selected to respond to the questionnaire which was in the form of a Likert scale. The results indicated that indeed there are challenges that are being faced by the mainstream class teachers. These challenges among others include the lack of skills bases on the part of the teachers, class sizes, shortage of relevant instructional materials, and lack of support services as well as the unavailability of enough time for extra tuition. The study was carried out through the quantitative research design. Data were presented through the use of graphs and tables for easy reading and interpretation.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n27p711

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