South Africa has adopted an inclusive education policy in order to address barriers to learning in the education system.
However, the implementation of this policy is hampered by the lack of teachers’ skills and knowledge in differentiating the curriculum to address a wide range of learning needs. We believe that an inclusive education system is one that acknowledges the diversity of its learners population, different backgrounds , abilities and needs and which is sufficiently flexible , supportive and co-operative to accommodate this diversity . It is a system that truly recognises and responds to the fact that we all have strengths and challenges , and might experience barriers to effective learning at times. The South African aim is to promote and support the development of more inclusive practices in ordinary schools and to foster increased support of children with learning difficulties , disabilities or other support needs. According to the Europian Journal Psychology Of Education Book, September 2006 , an inclusive education In South Africa has not been promoted as simply one more option for education but as an educational strategy that can contribute to a democratic society . After the end of the Apartheid era the new democratic government committed itself to the transformation of education and key policy documents and legislations stress the principle of education as a basic human right as enshrined in the constitution.