Inclusive Education a Vehicle Towards Decolonization of the South African Curriculum


  • Xolani Khalo University of Fort Hare
  • Yolanda University of Fort Hare



Inclusive education is an approach to teaching and learning that aims to provide equal opportunities and support for all students, regardless of their background, abilities, or disabilities. It recognizes and values the diversity of students and seeks to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment where every learner can thrive. This desktop review paper set intended to provide an Afrocentric paradigm of inclusive education, its contribution to the curriculum's decolonization, and how it resonates with South Africa's curriculum's decolonization. This is accomplished by referencing academics who argue that it is consistent with Ubuntu and traditional African culture. A Google Scholar search of academic literature pertinent to the suggested title was used to perform the review. The data were subjected to sifting and content analysis, and new themes were noted. The essay explores multicultural education as the cornerstone for recognizing all cultures as equally legitimate, an inclusive education curriculum as a decolonial endeavour to enhance inclusion, and Africanizing Inclusive Education Curriculum. In the framework of schools, multicultural education should be valued, the article's conclusion states. The curricular changes should advocate for indigenous pedagogy's educational Afrocentric value in inclusive education.