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Inclusive education as a discourse

Other Person(politely attempting not to look bored): Huh? What do you mean by ‘diverse learners’?

Me:Unlike when we were at school, South African classrooms now include learners who come from a variety of language, racial and socio-economic backgrounds, and there may be learners with disabilities too. We aim to …

Other Person (interrupts): Oh, you mean special education – why didn’t you say so? You know, my husband/wife/sister once worked with someone whose kid was special needs. Shame,1 hey? It’s nice to know that there are people like you who can help them, I know I would never have the patience. Nice to meet you.