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n Acta Academica - An analysis of metaphors used for inclusive education in South Africa

Volume 43, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0587-2405

Abstract

Metaphors may delay the implementation of inclusive education. They describe ideas, construct thinking, and have implications for practice. By drawing on various theories of metaphor, the article analyses metaphors that occur in and in subsequent inclusive education discourse. It focuses on inclusion as a goal, a building, a process and hospitality, and describes what these metaphors offer in order to develop an understanding of inclusive education. These metaphors have conceptual limitations which may affect the way in which inclusion is practised in South Africa. Metaphors that convey inclusion are required as an urgent imperative to ensure that all South African children access quality education.


Metafore mag moontlik die implementering van inklusiewe onderwys vertraag. Metafore beskryf idees en vorm denke, en het implikasies vir die praktyk. Met verskeie teorieë oor die metafoor as basis analiseer die artikel die metafore wat in die dokument sowel as in die diskoers oor inklusiewe onderwys aangetref word. Die fokus is inklusiwiteit as 'n doelwit, 'n gebou, 'n proses en gasvryheid, en wat hierdie metafore bied vir die vorming van 'n begrip van wat inklusiewe onderrig beteken. Hierdie metafore het konseptuele tekortkominge wat moontlik 'n invloed sou kon hê op die manier waarop inklusiewe onderwys in Suid-Afrika toegepas word. Metafore van insluiting word benodig as 'n dringende imperatief om te verseker dat alle Suid-Afrikaanse kinders toegang tot gehalte onderwys kry.

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