n Education as Change - High school educators' democratic values as manifested in their educational practice and attitudes towards inclusive education

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This article aims to give a snapshot of the democratisation of an educational system in a country whose democracy is still young and fragile and of how prepared educators are to deal with the implications of learner diversity and the implementation of inclusive education. Inclusive education is not only proposed as an option for education, but also as the strategy most likely to achieve a democratic society. An exploratory, qualitative inquiry was conducted to gain a clear picture of the democratic values of a group of high school educators as manifested in their behaviour in school and classroom, and also in their attitudes towards inclusive education. Results of the study indicated that educators have as yet not internalised democratic values to the point of being prepared to act as agents of change in classrooms and schools and indicated resistance to the actual implementation of inclusive education.


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