Inclusive Education in South Africa and the Developing World: The Search for an Inclusive Pedagogy

Sigamoney Manicka Naicker
University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Product Details
24 Sep 2018
Emerald Publishing Limited
208 pages - 129 x 198mm
Emerald Points


This book offers policy makers, teachers and teacher trainers a framework for understanding inclusive education in the developing world. 

With a major focus on South Africa, it argues that planning for inclusive education must rupture old theories, assumptions, models and tools - including a recognition of how the history of special education has psychologized failure - with the mainstream taking ownership of the transformation to a fairer system. The author contends that for inclusive education to take hold, policy makers need to contextualize the curriculum to the needs of the developing country, and to place the vulnerable and working class demographic at the heart of the planning process - recognizing that the performative culture of developed countries will marginalize and alienate this majority group.

Providing practical guidelines on developing full-service schools that can cater for learners who experience a range of barriers to learning, Inclusive Education in South Africa and the Developing World will be of great value to all those with an interest in education, inclusion and social justice both within South Africa and beyond.
Chapter 1. Inclusive Education in the Developing World  
Chapter 2. The History of Special Education and the Challenges for Inclusive Education 
Chapter 3. Changing Consciousness 
Chapter 4. The Education Landscape of Developing Countries and the Need for the ideology of Inclusive Education: Barriers to learning 
Chapter 5. Practical Recommendations for Developing an Inclusive Education System
Sigamoney Manicka Naicker is Extraordinary Professor, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and Chief Director of Inclusive Education in the Western Cape. He was appointed as Commissioner on the National Committee for Education Support Services in South Africa by the then President of South Africa, Mr Nelson Mandela, in 1996, and became the first Director of Inclusive Education in South Africa in 2001. 

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