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Overview: Critical examination of special and inclusive education and policies enabling inclusive education

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posted on 2023-06-10, 06:39 authored by Judith McKenzie


Advance preprint of overview chapter from the forthcoming Disability Studies in Inclusive Education open textbook edited by Judith McKenzie, Kofi Nseibo, Chantal Samuels and Amani Karisa. After completing this section, you will be able to: 

  • Motivate for the theoretical framework of Disability Studies in Education (DSE) as a way to include a social model understanding of disability in an educational context. 
  • Argue for inclusive education as a means of promoting equity and social justice for learners with disabilities.
  • Review selected global policies and frameworks for inclusive education in terms of DSE. Identify national policy guidelines that support inclusive education in South Africa. 
  • Apply screening, identification, assessment and support processes within a multidisciplinary practice.


The Promotion of Inclusive Digitally-Enabled Education Through the Redesign of Blended Courses Project is supported by a Department of Higher Education and Training University Capacity Development grant



Including Disability in Education in Africa (IDEA) Research Project

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