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Dr Jean Fourie

Dr Jean Fourie
Department of Educational Psychology
Lecturer Inclusive Education

Contact Details
B Ring 423A
+27 11 559 2526
Auckland Park

​Jean Fourie is a lecturer at the University of Johannesburg in the Faculty of Education. She is involved in the training of educational psychologists, school counsellors and life orientation teachers. Her areas of research are focused on inclusive education and learning support. She has worked extensively as an educational psychologist within special needs education and consults on implementation issues surrounding inclusive education.

Highest qualification            

Degree: M Ed Psych (Cum Laude)
Institution: Rand Afrikaans University
Title: The implementation of whole language in a school for learning disabled children
Supervisor: Professor Estelle Swart

Ongoing Studies

Degre
e: D Ed (Educational Psychology)
Institution: University of Johannesburg
Title: Collaborative support networks in fostering inclusive communities of practice
Supervisor: Dr Martyn van der Merwe        

Research information
Current research interests: Inclusive Education, Collorative Support Networks, Special Educational Needs            

List of publications:            

Salmon, L & Fourie, J. December 2010. How Mapula fell through the cracks in her community school: A failing environment in a ‘high impact social setting.’ Journal: Education as Change. Volume:14. Issue: S1. P. 113-126. DOI: 10.1080/16823206.2010.517939. 

Hooijer, L & Fourie, J. July 2009. Teacher’s perspectives of multilingual classrooms in a South African school. Journal: Education as Change. Volume:13, Issue:1. p.135-151. DOI: 10.1080/16823200902943304

Fourie, J. 2009. Stress in Children living with ADHD. Chapter in Wagner, A.D. and Picton, H. (Eds). Educators guide on AD/HD. Macmillan Publishers           
             
Teaching information

Courses taught in the past:    
Undergraduate:           

  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education - Education B -
  • Focusing on Adolescent Development and Special Needs           
  • Life Orientation for Teachers           
  • Advanced Certificate in Inclusive Education                       

Postgraduate:  

  • Honours in Inclusive Education - Learning Support, Research Project 
  • Honour in Educational Psychology - Inclusive Education, Learning Support 
  • Masters in Educational Psychology - Inclusive Education, Learning Support                       

Courses to be taught this year:
Undergraduate:

  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education - Education B - Focusing on Adolescent Development and Special Needs           
  • Short Learning Programmes in Inclusive Education - Barriers to learning, assessment in inclusive classrooms,            
  • Learning Support in inclusive classrooms, Parent-School Partnerships           

Postgraduate:           

  • Honours in Inclusive Education - Learning Support, Research Project            
  • Honour in Educational Psychology - Inclusive Education, Learning Support           
  • Masters in Educational Psychology - Inclusive Education,

Learning Support
Postgraduate students             

Current students:           
Masters

Zaakirah Khan      A Case study of how a School Based Support Team in a Muslim school addresses the challenges of language barriers     

Maryam Nana      A case study of the functioning of a School Based Support Team in an under-resourced Muslim school in Gauteng     

Hawa Docrat      Supporting grade 4 English Second Language Learners in developing Cognitive and Academic Language Proficiency     

Molly Chingwanangwana      The challenges experienced by grade R teachers of learners with severe intellectual impairment     

Simon Miller      Psycho-social experiences of stakeholders in a learner leadership programme in an independent high school     

Erika La Grange      The Transition from Special Needs to mainstream education: A case study of a boy with Aspergers Syndrome      

Marriam Muller      Foundation phase teachers experiences regarding reading literacy interventions in an underperforming school     

Elise Levin      Investigating the school careers of five pupils with Central Auditory Processing Disorder     

Kim Saunders      Pregnant teenagers experiences in a hospital school     

Megan van Mazijk       School readiness in a grade R learner in an underprivileged school: a specialised movement intervention study      

Christinah Banyini      Developing an Individual Education Support Plan for a child with Apraxia of Speech in the Foundation Phase     

Gillian Ilsley      Teachers understanding of HIV positive learners receiving anti-retroviral treatment?     

Mariette Loubser      Special Needs adolescents responsibility towards their learning in a specialised inclusion programme     

Zodwa Mosweu      Supporting a learner with scholastic learning problems in a full service, township school

Other information           

  • Member of PsySSA             
  • Member of South African Association of Learning and Educational Difficulties (SAALED)