Developmental dyslexia in private schools in South Africa : educators’ perspectives

Show simple item record Geertsema, Salome Le Roux, Maria (Mia) Bhorat, Azima Carrima, Aasimah Valley, Mishkaah Graham, Marien Alet 2023-02-22T06:41:47Z 2023-02-22T06:41:47Z 2022-11
dc.description.abstract In South Africa, as is globally, many people struggle with the challenges which emanate from developmental dyslexia (DD). It is thus important for educators to have adequate knowledge and a positive mindset regarding DD and the management thereof in the school context. One such important method of management is the accommodation of these learners in mainstream class. The quantitative survey study reported on here was aimed at determining the perspectives of educators in 2 private schools in the Tshwane South District, Gauteng, South Africa, regarding the knowledge of, attitude towards, and management of accommodations for learners with DD. We implemented a quantitative descriptive cross-sectional survey research approach where a self-administered questionnaire was administered after purposive sampling. Results indicate that the respondents, regardless of their qualifications, gender, or years of teaching experience, had limited knowledge of DD, but with a generally positive attitude towards inclusion and management of these learners. Furthermore, it was found that educators had an awareness of the terminology related to the accommodations that the education department granted these learners with DD. However, they were uncertain about the perceived path and nature of accommodations provided to learners. Specific details and related recommendations were explored. en_US
dc.description.department Science, Mathematics and Technology Education en_US
dc.description.department Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology en_US
dc.description.librarian am2023 en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Geertsema, S., Roux, M.L., Bhorat, A. et al. 2022, 'Developmental dyslexia in private schools in South Africa : educators’ perspectives', South African Journal of Education, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 1-12, doi : 10.15700/saje.v42n4a1992. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0256-0100 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2076-3433 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.15700/saje.v42n4a1992
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Education Association of South Africa en_US
dc.rights © 2022, South African Journal of Education. Published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence. en_US
dc.subject Accommodations en_US
dc.subject Developmental dyslexia en_US
dc.subject Educators en_US
dc.subject Private schools en_US
dc.subject Specific learning disorders en_US
dc.title Developmental dyslexia in private schools in South Africa : educators’ perspectives en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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