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Jean Fourie

Lecturer Inclusive Education
Name: Jean Fourie
Location: B Ring 423A Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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Curriculum Vitae Jean Fourie

About Dr Jean Fourie

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

Degree: 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)