A case study of a learner’s transition from mainstream schooling to a school for learners with special educational needs (LSEN): lessons for mainstream education.

DSpace/Manakin Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Pillay, Jace
dc.contributor.author Di Terlizzi, Marisa
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-01T10:21:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-01T10:21:09Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Pillay, Jace & Di Terlizzi, Marisa. 2009. A case study of a learner’s transition from mainstream schooling to a school for learners with special educational needs (LSEN) : lessons for mainstream education. South African Journal of Education, 29:491-509. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2076-3433
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7764
dc.description.abstract Currently there is an international shift towards inclusive education, a means of education according to which the learner is schooled in the least restrictive environment possible, to overcome his or her challenges to learning and development. Bearing this in mind we considered the experiences of a learner with learning difficulties who transited from a mainstream school environment to a school for learners with special education needs (LSEN).1 Inclusive education and ecological systems were the theoretical underpinnings of this study. The findings revealed that the learner benefited from placement within the LSEN environment on psychological, social, and academic levels. It appears that these changes occurred as a result of being placed in an environment that provided valuable and necessary resources to meet his learning needs, which were lacking in the mainstream school environment. Therefore, it seems that while inclusive education may be a way forward to access quality education for all, it can be argued that the current South African socio-economic environment does not necessarily allow for its successful implementation, as further access to resources and facilities need to be made available. These findings provide useful lessons at regulatory, infrastructural, and instructional functional levels for what is needed for learners with special education needs to succeed in mainstream school environments. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Education Association of South Africa en_US
dc.rights Education Association of South Africa en_US
dc.subject Inclusive education en_US
dc.subject Education transformation en_US
dc.subject Learners with special education needs (LSEN) en_US
dc.title A case study of a learner’s transition from mainstream schooling to a school for learners with special educational needs (LSEN): lessons for mainstream education. en_US
dc.type Article en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search UJDigispace


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account