South African Journal of Education
On-line version ISSN 2076-3433
Print version ISSN 0256-0100
VANDEYAR, Saloshna. Responses of South African teachers to the challenge of school integration. S. Afr. j. educ. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.3. ISSN 2076-3433.
Recognizing that teacher commitments are consequential for classroom practice, this study sets out to determine the extent to which the ethos of South African schools has been transformed towards integration in the truest sense. Findings emanating from this research indicate that teachers do not enter their classrooms as 'blank slates' with respect to diversity questions; teachers respond differently to the challenge of school integration; and a few teachers went against the grain and responded to school integration in a way that holds immense promise for the South African schooling system.