1. Special schools can become a great resource to the neighboring high schools. Discuss this idea of Education White Paper #6. Give examples
It is clearly stated in the Education White Paper #6 (Department of Education 2011:10) that support would be rendered according to the level of needs of learners who experience barriers to learning and not according to the impairment of these learners. Learners will be rated on the flexible scale from 1(low intensity support) to 5(high intensity support) by an assessment team. The Department of Education accepts that a high level of support could be flexible and that learners could move into a lower level of support and therefore another school, depending on the success of the support received. Learners who are in need of high intensity support would be educated in special schools as resource centers, those in need of medium intensity support would be educated in full-service schools and those in need of low intensity support in ordinary schools.
By the end of the 20years of implantation of the policy of inclusion, each education district should possess one special school as a resource center. As said, all learners who need high intensity support will be educated in this school. That means that their resources should be integrated into the district based support team so that they can provide specialized professional support in curriculum, assessment and instruction to full service and ordinary schools in the districts.
The special school as a resource center should function as an integrated and coordinated part of the district based support team. That means that learning support educators should only be able to interchange between ordinary schools, full service schools, and special schools as resource centers to provide support to teachers but also provide support to particular learners if necessary.
The special school as resource center should provide specialized professional support in curriculum, assessment and...