Department of Inclusive Education

Dr MG Clasquin-Johnson

College of Education
School of Educational Studies
Department: Inclusive Education
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 481 2783
E-mail: clasqmg@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • PhD (Education Policy Studies), University of Pretoria
    Clasquin-Johnson, M.G. 2011. Responses of early childhood teachers to curriculum change in South Africa. Unpublished PhD Thesis. Pretoria: University of Pretoria.

Currently teaching

  • ETH306W - Inclusive Education, Educational Themes B
  • FEDELD4G - Learner Support for Learning Experiencing Learning Difficulties
  • MPEDU & DPEDU - Masters and PhD Students working on Autism and Inclusive Education

Fields of academic interests

  • Autism and Inclusion
  • Early diagnosis and learning support for learners with autism

Field of Specialisation

  • Inclusive Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education Policy Studies

Books

Chapters in Books

Clasquin-Johnson, M.G. (2017). Who is the Young Child? in Evans, R., Joubert, J.C. & Meier, C. (Eds.) Introducing Children’s Literature: A Guide to the South African Classroom. Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Clasquin-Johnson, M.G. (2011) Programmes and Institutions for Early Childhood Development, in Meyer, C. & Marais, P. (Eds.) Management of Early Childhood Development Programmes. 2nd edition. Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Van Staden, C.J.S., Clasquin-Johnson, M.G., Johnson, F. & Marais, P. (2011). Managing Staff, in Meyer, C. & Marais, P. (Eds.) The Education of Young Children. Management of Early Childhood Development Programmes. 2ND Edition. Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Clasquin-Johnson, M.G. (2011). Managing Learners in Early Childhood Development in in Meyer, C. & Marais, P. (Eds.) Management of Early Childhood Development Programmes. 2nd Edition. Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Journal articles

Clasquin-Johnson, M.G. 2016. Now and then: Revisiting early childhood teachers’ reactions to curriculum change, South African Journal of Childhood Education, 6(1), a408. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajce.v6i1.408
ISSN: (Online) 2223-7682, (Print) 2223-7674

Paper presentations

Clasquin-Johnson, M.G. 2009. Preschool Teachers as Curriculum Developers in their Responses to Curriculum Change – paper presented at the 3rd Triennial Conference of the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies 7-10 September 2009, Somerset West. Rethinking

Curriculum Studies; Sub-theme: Teachers as Curriculum Developers.

Clasquin-Johnson, M.G., Joubert, I. & Hartell, C. (2010). Hassling about Homework? Here’s the Answer. http://mg.co.za/article/2010-10-13-hassling-about-homework-heres-the-answer Accessed from the World Wide Web 2014/09/18. Originally printed in the Mail & Guardian.

Clasquin-Johnson, M.G. (2007). Municipal pre-reception year (birth to four) early childhood development programmes in South Africa: research undertaken by the Department of Early Childhood Development, University of Pretoria, Paper prepared for the Development Bank of South Africa, 24 October 2007, DBSA conference Midrand.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

Women in Research Award, UNISA 2016: Curriculum adaptation for learners with autism spectrum disorder

Projects

Women in Research Award, UNISA 2016-2018: Curriculum adaptation for learners with autism spectrum disorder.

PIEECCE (Project on Inclusive Early Childhood Care and Education) 2017-2019 to develop a Diploma in Early Care and Education or Dip (ECCE) and a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Care and Education Degree or BEd (ECCE) to professionalise the ECD field.