ERIC Number: EJ828370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Can Inclusive Education in South(ern) Africa Survive the HIV and AIDS Pandemic?
Beyers, Christa; Hay, Johnnie
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v11 n4 p387-399 Jul 2007
Fagan (1986, p. 859) stated many years ago that "school psychology has survived the complex interaction between education and psychology, and will continue to do so in future". Applied and adapted to South(ern) Africa of 2007, one may ask whether inclusive education will survive the complex interaction with the HIV and AIDS pandemic, and whether it will continue to survive in future? This paper focuses primarily on the impact of HIV and AIDS on the inclusive education classroom and suggests that certain dynamics entering the classroom will increase the demands on educators exponentially. It is concluded that successful inclusive education is in jeopardy in South(ern) African classrooms unless drastic measures are taken soon. A lapse to "inclusion by default" is on the cards in the absence of these measures.
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Interaction, Foreign Countries, School Psychology, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Mainstreaming, Incidence, Educational Finance, Student Attitudes, Peer Relationship, Educational Environment, Barriers, Work Ethic, Teacher Student Ratio, Teacher Morale, Teacher Qualifications, Student Behavior, Governance, School Personnel
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; South Africa