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The accommodation of a girl with a brain tumour in an inclusive schooling community

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dc.contributor.author Ragpot, Lara
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-15T07:42:06Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-15T07:42:06Z
dc.date.issued 2008-08-15T07:42:06Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/857
dc.description.abstract Childhood brain tumours affect more learners in our schools today than is generally the perception. The late effects of the tumours and their treatments on the learner that has to cope at school are legion and often leads to individuals being excluded from educational activities. It is incumbent that these children have to be accommodated within our current educative system. The possible way in which a child with a brain tumour could be accommodated within an inclusive schooling community thus became the focus of this study. Prior to considering the ways in which a learner with a brain tumour can be accommodated within current schooling communities, the possible needs of learners with brain tumours in general were first investigated. From an ecosystemic approach the late effects of brain tumours and its influence on all the systems in an individual’s life were studied and possible support strategies within an inclusive whole school paradigm were investigated. Within this framework the investigation on a single learner with a brain tumour and the way in which she was accommodated within her schooling community was initiated. A case study was launched to investigate the ways in which a schooling community addressed the needs of a young girl with a brain tumour inclusively. Data was collected from various sources to substantiate the findings. Findings have revealed that the schooling community effectively accommodated the girl by ascertaining and meeting her individual needs, as well as the needs of her other systems, for example family and educators. Within a narrative these accommodations were identified and highlighted for the reader. The researcher recommends that the inclusive accommodative strategies implemented by her schooling community effectively addressed this learner’s physical, cognitive, emotional and wider systemic needs. en
dc.description.sponsorship Mrs. J.V. Fourie en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Brain tumors en
dc.subject Inclusive education en
dc.title The accommodation of a girl with a brain tumour in an inclusive schooling community en
dc.type Thesis en


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