The role of assistive technology in inclusive education.

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dc.contributor.author Naidoo, Deanan
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-21T12:02:03Z
dc.date.available 2008-10-21T12:02:03Z
dc.date.issued 2008-10-21T12:02:03Z
dc.date.submitted 2004-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/1286
dc.description M.Ed. en
dc.description.abstract Every child has the right to education regardless of race, religion, colour, creed, or ability or disability. Learners with disability experienced great difficulty in gaining access to education (Department of Education, 2001:9). It is therefore imperative that such inequalities be amended and the process of 'education for all" accelerated. In a foreign country such as the USA for example, “Calls for educational reform” and “school restructuring” within the educational community are echoed in media, in state legislatures and in local schools. Questions regarding the effectiveness of current educational systems approaches to educating an increasing diverse student population are raised. The concept of “inclusive school practices” is discussed as a philosophical basis for reconstructing the manner in which schools are organized to meet the needs of all learners” (Sands, Kozleski & French, 2000:1-4). As teachers alter their instructional methods in response to student diversity in South Africa, they also need to change their practices in response to other social, political and economic conditions. Information Technology (IT) has expanded both the amount of information we access and the ways we access it (Dede, 1989:4). Changes in the world necessitate changes in what and how students are taught. en
dc.description.sponsorship Prof. D. Van der Westhuizen en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject inclusive education en
dc.subject self-help devices for people with disabilities en
dc.subject learning disabled children en
dc.title The role of assistive technology in inclusive education. en
dc.type Thesis en

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