Education: Barriers To Education

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During the apartheid system learners were segregated on the basis of race or ethnicity and it was further extended to the basis of disability. Schools were organized in a way that it caters for a particular race and disability. There were schools that accommodated white disabled learners and these schools were fully resourced leaving other schools for black disabled under resourced. Learners living with disability experienced some difficulties in getting access to education and few schools were built to accommodate learners with special needs and they were limited to only accept particular individuals of a particular race. Learners which had special needs or whom needed a special educational support were never assisted and this led to the education…show more content…
Barriers to learning are barriers created by the education system itself for example the issue of learners living with disability it is a result of an under resourced education system or schools. A barrier to learning is anything that stands in the way of a child being able to learn effectively so it basically limiting a learners to access education. A learner may experience one or more barriers to learning throughout his or her education. A child living with disability will experience some difficulty in learning therefore will require varying levels of special support to accommodate their disability in order to reach their full academic potential. Barriers to learning are not limited to intrinsic barriers. They can also be societal/environmental barriers. For example extreme poverty, abuse or neglect will all act as barriers to a child’s learning. This paper will focus on learner disruptive misbehavior in the classroom as a barrier to learning. Lewis defines learner disruptive misbehavior as any behavior that undermines the teacher’s ability to establish and maintain effective learning experience in the classroom (Bryant at al., 2000). According to Gordon and Browne (2004) disruptive behavior is merely inappropriate behavior. According to Mabeba and Prinsloo (2000), disruptive behavior is attributable to disciplinary problems in schools that affect rights of the learner to…show more content…
There is some truth in the assertion that children’s misbehavior in the classroom is a reaction to the teacher’s reaction towards them, which is unacceptable to the learners. A teacher must make ground rules, write, paste on the notice board together with their learner’s so if learners know what to do and what not to do. Making rules clear and explaining with the aid of concrete examples can help relieve their ignorance (Gootman, 1997).Teachers should respect themselves and also their learners, show them care, love and
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