Inclusive education policy provision in South African research universities

Show simple item record Ramaahlo, Maria Tonsing, Kerstin Monika Bornman, Juan 2018-03-14T07:31:32Z 2018
dc.description.abstract The 4-A Framework suggests that all inclusive education systems must be available, accessible, acceptable and adaptable. South Africa is committed to establishing an inclusive education system that does not exclude students with disabilities. South African university disability policies translate the imperatives of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into institutional mandates that govern the implementation of inclusive education. The aim of this study was to determine to what extent disability policies at South African research-intensive universities addressed the markers contained in the 4-A Framework. The framework was reworked and operationalised for the higher education context, and expanded to include a fifth marker, namely affordability. A deductive thematic analysis, using a protocol based on the five markers, was used to analyse these policies. Results indicate that, of the five markers, affordability was not sufficiently addressed. Various disclaimers also limit policy provisions related to other markers. en_ZA
dc.description.department Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2019-07-19
dc.description.librarian hj2018 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The University of Pretoria [Postgraduate Research Support Grant 13415281]. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Maria Ramaahlo, Kerstin Monika Tönsing & Juan Bornman (2018) Inclusive education policy provision in South African research universities, Disability & Society, 33:3, 349-373, DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2018.1423954. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0968-7599 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1360-0508 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/09687599.2018.1423954
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an electronic version of an article published in Disability and Society, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 349-373. 2018. doi : 10.1080/09687599.2018.1423954. Disability and Society is available online at : en_ZA
dc.subject Research-intensive universities en_ZA
dc.subject Students with disabilities en_ZA
dc.subject Provisions en_ZA
dc.subject Policy analysis en_ZA
dc.subject Inclusive higher education en_ZA
dc.subject Human rights education en_ZA
dc.title Inclusive education policy provision in South African research universities en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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