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  • Learner support in a diverse classroom - A guide for foundation, intermediate and senior phase teachers of Language and Mathematics 2/e
  • Nel M, Nel N, Hugo A
  • ISBN: 9780627034350
  • eISBN: 9780627034367
  • ePub ISBN: N/A
  • 396 Pages | Published: 2016

In building an equitable and quality education system, South Africa has embraced an inclusive education approach in which the needs of all learners must be accommodated. This move has placed increasing pressure on teachers to adapt their instruction, the curriculum and the classroom environment to increase learner involvement and to minimise the exclusion of those learners who experience barriers to learning.

Against this backdrop, Learner support in a diverse classroom provides a good balance between the theoretical knowledge needed to understand what takes place when a child learns, and the hands-on provision of assessment and support for the learner.

In particular, Learner support in a diverse classroom offers insight into                                                                               

· the principles and theory underpinning inclusive education

· the practical challenges of inclusive education

· extrinsic and intrinsic barriers to learning

· learning and learning difficulties

· inclusive assessment and learning support processes and practices (including the Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support [SIAS] policy)

· language constructs and limited language proficiency

· differentiated teaching and learning

· perceptual development

· school readiness for formal learning

· practical strategies for language and mathematics support


This important resource offers both creative solutions and solid foundations to any teacher wishing to bring out the best from all their learners.




 Chapter 1 Inclusive education: an introduction

Chapter 2 Learning in an inclusive education environment

Chapter 3 Assessment and learner support

Chapter 4 Understanding language in learning

Chapter 5 Learner support through differentiated teaching and learning

Chapter 6 Perceptual skills

Chapter 7 School readiness


Chapter 8 Language and literacy assessment and support

Chapter 9 Supporting learners in acquiring the skill of mathematisation






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