Disability and Inclusion in Higher Education in South Africa

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Social justice is a key policy focus in higher education in South Africa. Great
attention is given to race and gender matters. Since 2015, language issues have also taken center stage, with more voices calling for the recognition of Indigenous languages in higher education. Unfortunately, disability issues have been left behind in redressing inequalities in higher education. South Africa continues to grapple with promoting social justice issues due to the historical and contemporary political and economic environment. Similarly, South African higher education (SAHE) also faces challenges in providing for the needs of students with disabilities, especially bringing them into the education system and providing them with
opportunities to succeed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Social Justice in Education
EditorsTaucia Gonzalez, Adai Tefera
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2025

Publication series

NameBodies and Abilities


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