Department of Inclusive Education

Prof FD Mahlo

College of Education
School of Educational Studies
Department: Inclusive Education
Associate Professor
Tel: 012 481 2756
E-mail: mahlofd@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • DEd (Inclusive Education) UNISA

Currently teaching

  • MEDSN2B (Learning Support in an Inclusive Setting)

Fields of academic interests

  • Inclusive Education in ECD & Foundation Phase
  • Learner and Teacher Support
  • Human Rights & Social Justice

Field of Specialisation

  • Inclusive Education in ECD and Foundation Phase
  • Learner and Teacher Support
  • Human Rights & Social Justice

Books

Books Edited:
Nareadi Phasha, Dikeledi Mahlo & George J Sefa Dei (Eds). 2017. Inclusive Education in African Context, A critical reader. Sense Publishers, The Netherlands.

Chapters in Books:
Nareadi Phasha, Dikeledi Mahlo & George J. Sefa Dei. 2017. Inclusive Schooling in African Contexts in Inclusive in African Contexts

Journal articles

Dikeledi Mahlo. 2017. Teaching learners with diverse needs in the Foundation Phase in Gauteng Province, South Africa. SAGE OPEN, Special Issue-Student Diversity, January-March 2017, 1-9.

P Subban & D Mahlo. 2017. “My attitude, my responsibility” Investigating the attitudes and intentions of pre-service teachers toward inclusive education between teacher preparation cohorts in Melbourne and Pretoria, (International Journal of Inclusive Education). International Journal of Inclusive Education (IJES) 21 (4) 441-461.

M Marishane, NM Marishane & D Mahlo. 2015. Teacher Capacity for Curriculum Differentiation in teaching Foundation Phase Mathematics. International Journal of Educational Sciences. (Int J Edu Sci), 11 (3) 253-265.  

Pitsoane, E, Mahlo, D, Lethole, P. 2015. UNISA E-tutors’ Perception, Experiences and Views of Active Learning. International Journal of Education Sciences. (Int J Edu Sci) 9 (1) 29-36.

Dikeledi Mahlo and Anna Hugo. 2013. Learning Support Teachers’ Views on the Implementation of Inclusive Education in the Foundation Phase. Journal of Social Sciences (JSS), 37(3):301-306.

Paper presentations

International:

8th Annual International Conference on education and new learning Technologies. EDULEARN16. Barcelona, Spain. 4-6 July 2016.

International Society for Teacher Education (isfte).  Where to from now? The future Learners with intellectual impairments. Kruger National Park. 17-22 April 2016.

Overcoming barriers to the implementation of Inclusive Education, INTE (International Conference on New Horizons in Education) Italy, 25-27 June 2013.

Factors affecting the implementation of Inclusive Education in the Foundation Phase by Learning Support Teachers, HICE (Hawaiian International Conference on Education), Hawaai, 6-9 January 2013.

Keynote Speech: Challenges of completing a Doctoral Degree. ISSBD Conference for Early Scholars in Africa, 25-27 September 2013, UNISA.

Preliminary findings on Experiences of Learning Support Teachers in the implementation of Inclusive Education in the Foundation Phase with reference to Gauteng, Isfte, (International Society for Teacher Education) Conference, Norway: 16-29 May 2011.

Preliminary findings on Experiences of Learning Support Teachers in the implementation of Inclusive Education in the Foundation Phase with reference to Gauteng, Isfte, (International Society for Teacher Education) Conference, Norway: 16-29 May 2011.

Inclusive Education Support Conference. Northern Ireland, Belfast 2-5 August 2010.

National:

Dikeledi Mahlo. The role of Ubuntu in the implementation of Inclusive Education. AEDA Conference, Cape Town, April 2015.

Dikeledi Mahlo, Bunki Tlhabane, Pat Lethole. Farm schoolteacher’s experiences of implementing a Life Skill programme in the
Life Orientation subject in Gauteng. Teacher Education at a distance, UNISA, 8-11 April 2014.

Dikeledi Mahlo. The role of traditional healers in the implementation of Inclusive Education: Teacher’s voices. Forum for African Psychology, University of Limpopo, 27-29 March 2014

Implementing Inclusive Education in the Foundation Phase, SAALED conference, Wits University, 1-3 July 2013.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Developing Researcher Women’s Award, 2015
  • Emerging Researcher Grant (UNISA Research & Innovation), 2015-2016
  • NRF (National Research Foundation) Knowledge Interchange    Collaboration (KIC), 2013.
  • Young Academics Award-2009

Projects

  • Developing Grade R teachers for Inclusion in rural areas.
  • Curriculum adaptation for learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Co-Investigator)
  • Teaching for All -European Union Funded Project