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Engelbrecht, Petra; Nel, Mirna; Nel, Norma; Tlale, Dan – South African Journal of Education, 2015
While the practice of inclusive education has recently been widely embraced as an ideal model for education, the acceptance of inclusive education practices has not translated into reality in most mainstream classrooms. Despite the fact that education policies in South Africa stipulate that all learners should be provided with the opportunities to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, Inclusion
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Nel, Norma; Müller, Hélène; Hugo, Anna; Helldin, Rolf; Bäckmann, Örjan; Dwyer, Helen; Skarlind, Anders – South African Journal of Education, 2011
This article is based on joint research, between academics from South Africa and Sweden, comparing the influence of South African and Swedish teachers' attitudes towards the practical application of inclusive education (IE) in the classroom. The aim of the study was to identify and investigate problem areas pertaining to teachers' attitudes to IE.…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Teacher Role, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Nel, Norma; Müller, Heléne – South African Journal of Education, 2010
The importance of the role of language in teacher education programmes and in children's learning is crucial. This study focuses on the use of English as the language of learning and teaching and its impact on the language development of English second language (ESL) student teachers and ESL learners. Against the background of major theories in…
Descriptors: Limited English Speaking, Inclusion, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Walton, Elizabeth; Nel, Norma; Hugo, Anna; Muller, Helene – South African Journal of Education, 2009
In line with international trends in education, South Africa has embraced inclusive education as the means by which learners who experience barriers to learning will be educated. As inclusion is beginning to be realised in South African schools, a gap in the emerging research base on inclusive education is that of inclusion in the independent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Private Schools, Barriers