In 2001, South Africa adopted an inclusive approach to education through Education White Paper 6. This policy outlines strategies to be implemented for the provision of support in education to accommodate a wide range of learning needs. In acknowledgement of the
resources and expertise that exist in special schools, the policy envisaged that special schools be strengthened to function as resource centres offering system-wide support to learners who require a high level of support.
IESA has put together a fact sheet with this information and more regarding special schools as resource centres and what you need to know. To print or view this factsheet click here.