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Dr Nonhlanhla Maseko

Lecturer Inclusive Education and Life Orientation
Name: Nonhlanhl Maseko
Location: B Ring 417B
DEP Staff, Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education  Staff Members

Contact Details:
Tel: +27 11 559 3915


About Dr Nonhlanhla Maseko

Highest qualification:

Degree: PhD in Inclusive Education

Institution: University of Johannesburg

Title: Caregivers’ experiences and support of children with intellectual disabilities living in foster care in Gauteng Province.

Nonhlanhla Desiree Maseko is a Lecturer in the Department of Educational Psychology at University of Johannesburg. Her responsibilities include teacher training, postgraduate supervision and research, community engagement


  • Foster Care/Caregiver support.
  • Parental involvement and support. /Family, school and community partnership towards inclusion of learners with disabilities.
  • Learner support and Children with intellectual disabilities.


  • Inclusive Education
  • Life Orientation
  • Remedial Education


  • B.Ed. (MOFPNY4) (METH: ADD Neurodevelopmental Disorder in Learning)
  • B.Ed. (MOFPNA&B3) (METH: ADD Neurodevelopmental Disorder in Learning)
  • PG Dip (ECIS00Y) Community Involvement in inclusive school

Selected topics in Masters and Doctoral studies supervised:


Parental experiences in supporting children with Intellectual Disabilities in a full-service school setting (completed in 2021).


  • Teachers’ perception regarding retirement in Gauteng Schools
  • Family-school partnership in the transitioning of learners with learning disabilities into a special class.
  • Family, school and community partnership in supporting learners with learning disabilities
  • Parental role in enhancing academic performance of learners with autism spectrum disorder in Manzini mainstream primary school
  • Family-school partnerships in behavioral modification of learners in high school settings.

M.Ed. in Inclusive Education

  • The challenges experienced by teachers in identifying learners who experience barriers to learning in a rural full-service school in Kwazulu- Natal (completed in 2012.)
  • Supporting teachers to implement inclusive education in Kwaluseni district, Swaziland (completed in 2012).
  • Strategies to address auditory perceptual deficits in a school of skills in the northern suburbs of Cape Town (completed in 2016).
  • Providing support for grade 10 learners to improve academic performance at Kwa-Mhlanga circuit in Mpumalanga Province: A case study (completed in 2017).
  • Experiences of learners with special educational needs: Transition from a formal class to a special class (completed in 2020).
  • Experiences of the school based support team in schools for learners with learning disabilities: A case study at Vhembe district (completed in 2020).
  • Teachers ‘challenges in supporting learners with socio-economic barriers to learning (completed in 2021).

M.Ed. in Educational Psychology

  • Teachers’ Professional development needs in supporting learners with specific learning disorder (completed in 2021).
  • Teacher’s experiences in supporting learners with selective mutism in an inclusive classroom (completed in 2021).

Current M.Ed. in Inclusive Education

  • Teachers challenges in supporting learners with barriers to learning in the intermediate phase.
  • Parental involvement in transitioning of learners with intellectual disabilities from mainstream to special school.
  • Caregivers’ experiences in communicating with children with severe to profound intellectual disabilities in selected special care centres in Gauteng.
  • Parental role in supporting learners with barriers to learning in a secondary school.
  • Parental involvement in the education and development of learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Home school partnership in supporting learners in a public primary school in Soweto.
  • Parental involvement in supporting grade 4 learners experiencing English language as a barrier to learning.
  • Home, school partnership in supporting academic performance of intermediate phase learners in North West province.
  • Home, school partnership in the education of learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder.



  1. Handbook for Grade R Teaching


Edited by R Davin

Pearson – ISBN 978-1-77578-329-9

2. Including the Excluded: Teaching the Vulnerable in the 21st Century

Edited by MD Magano and U Ramnarain

Pearson – ISBN 978-1-7759-5299-2

3. Educational Psychology and Teaching Children About Health,1st Edition

Editors: Estelle Weinstein,Efrem Rosen, Mncedisi Maphalala, Ramodungoane Tabane

Cengage Learning – ISBN 978-1-4737-0918-8

4. Realigning Teacher Training in the 21st Century.

Editors: MD Magano; SJ Mohapi; D Robinson

Cengage Learning

5. Intergrating Multicultural Education into the Curriculum for Decolonisation Benefits and Challenges

Editors: Lloyd Daniel Nkoli Tlale; Thabo Makhalemele

Nova science publishers New York

6. The Pedagogy Employed for Correctional Education An Ubuntu and Wellness Perspective and The Pedagogy of Intervening Using Inclusivity in a Special School for Learners with Intellectual Disabilities. (A research-based manuscript from correctional schools and special schools)

Editors: Magano MD, Dreyer Lorna M

Reach publishers: ISBN 978-0-620-86973-