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“Our children have the right to an education too”: Strategies Employed by Orange Farm Caregivers of Children with Disabilities in Pursuit of the Right to a Basic Education

Elphick, J., De SasKropiwnicki, Z. &Elphick, R., Eds.: Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development Journal (DCIDJ), (2015)

This paper aims to understand the agency that caregivers who participated in a CBR empowerment component programme exercised, in order to promote the rights of their children with disabilities to a basic education.


Watermeyer, B., Stuurman, C., McKinney, E., et al, Eds.: R2ECWD & Inclusive Education South Africa, (2017)

Alternative Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in response to South Africa’s Baseline Country Report of March  2013 on  the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, with particular reference to the provisions of Article 24

Education for children with disabilities in South Africa - What needs to change

Human Rights Watch, (2015)

This report is about education for children with disabilities in South Africa.

Children with disabilities in South Africa, and their right to a participating life.

Amanda Mattsson, Eds.: Lunds Universitet, (2013)

The aim with this study was to examine in what amount disabled children in South Africa can live a participating life in society, with focus on special needs schools and their capability to empower the children. The data material has been collected through eight qualitative interviews, and observations at seven special needs schools in the country. Through my result I have distinguished three main roads to empower the children: First, to analyze social structures, secondly, to gain knowledge and awareness, and thirdly, to strengthen the children’s self-esteem. I have also analyzed the structural barriers that are hindering disabled children to participate, and illustrated this by describing social policies and their effect on special needs schools in South Africa.

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