The Department of Basic Education’s Marie Schoeman shared a platform with Robyn Beere of Inclusive Education South Africa to talk about the progress and challenges of implementing Education White Paper 6.
White Paper 6 – Special Needs Education (WP6), which was gazetted in 2001, was government’s commitment to realize the right to inclusive education within a timeframe of 20 years. Fourteen years later, according to government’s own assessment, the implementation of WP6 is still beset by many gaps and challenges. Chief among these challenges is the fact that half a million disabled children are not in school.
Participants pose questions to the panel