Teaching learners with autism in the South African inclusive classroom: Pedagogic strategies and possibilities

African Journal of Disability

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Title Teaching learners with autism in the South African inclusive classroom: Pedagogic strategies and possibilities
Creator Nthibeli, Moleli Griffiths, Dominic Bekker, Tanya
Subject — inclusive education; inclusive education policy; autism spectrum disorder; inclusive pedagogies; South African inclusive education
Description Background: Although inclusive education is widely discussed, its implementation has not, arguably, been far-reaching. There remains a lack of specific, targeted approaches towards fully including learners with physical and mental impairments in the educational space.Objectives: This study investigated the extent of the inclusion of learners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in three schools in Johannesburg.Method: A qualitative interpretivist design was adopted. Teachers who work with learners with ASD were interviewed using open-ended questions. The sampled data were analysed using thematic analysis, making use of both a priori codes and emergent codes that arose from the open-ended questions.Results: The findings reveal numerous pedagogic strategies such as differentiation, scaffolding, use of visual cues, group work and collaboration that can include learners with ASD in the classroom space.Conclusion: Teacher collaboration and teacher training are vital in ensuring that learners with ASD are fully included in the classroom space.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2022-06-30
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Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ajod.v11i0.979
Source African Journal of Disability; Vol 11 (2022); 12 pages 2226-7220 2223-9170
Language eng
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