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dc.contributor.authorDreyer, Lorna M.
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-21T08:55:30Z
dc.date.available2016-07-21T08:55:30Z
dc.date.issued2013-06
dc.identifier.citationDreyer, L. M. (2013). Exploring the changing role of learning support teachers in the Western Cape, South Africa. Perspectives in Education, 31(2), 54-64.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0258-2236 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3667
dc.description.abstractThe South African education system is continuously changing and adapting to address the challenges to provide access, equal and quality education in a new democratic dispensation. One such challenge is the way in which learning support is provided to learners who struggle in mainstream classrooms. The department of education opted for a systemic approach to learning support services. The Western Cape Education Department (WCED), in particular, adopted a learning support model which reflects the changed role of learning support teachers. Research confirms that the role of learning support teachers is more comprehensive and complex within an inclusive education system. Learning support teachers in South Africa (like their counterparts across the world) have their roots in the individualised medical paradigm. Therefore, as key role players in establishing inclusive education in schools, learning support teachers are currently faced with the challenge to make a paradigmatic shift from the traditional narrow focus towards addressing learning support systemically. This article explores the experiences of learning support teachers in a district of the WCED as they engage and adapt in their new role as part of a collaborative team addressing barriers to learning systemically within a whole school approach.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Education, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth African education systemen_ZA
dc.subjectAccessen_ZA
dc.subjectEquityen_ZA
dc.subjectQualityen_ZA
dc.subjectDemocraticen_ZA
dc.subjectWestern Cape Education Department (WCED)en_ZA
dc.subjectLearning support modelen_ZA
dc.subjectInclusive education systemen_ZA
dc.subjectCollaborativeen_ZA
dc.subjectSystemic approachen_ZA
dc.titleExploring the changing role of learning support teachers in the Western Cape, South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Education, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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