Date of Award

Summer 7-1999

Document Type


Degree Name

Honors College Theses


Speech Language and Pathology

First Advisor

Dr. Beverly Wade

Second Advisor

Dr. Joyce W. O'Rourke


The amalgamation of four distinct education systems, their respective financial situations, and the separate law governing them has presented a complex problem to the South African government. The following thesis is a study of the public policy governing the provision of special education within the South African education system. The work also includes the voices of policy makers and the persons who implement that policy, principals and teachers taken in interview form. Analysis of the law and interpretation of information gathered in interviews, has led the author to embrace a conceptual framework based in inclusion theory for the provision of services and socialist reform for the purpose of financial redress in education.