SANTS Private Higher Education Institution is thrilled to announce that Dr Linda Le Hanie, a lecturer in the Bachelor of Education in Intermediate Phase Teaching Unit, has recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Education, from the University of Pretoria. Dr. Le Hanie’s thesis, titled The Influence of Mathematics Teachers’ Beliefs on Their Inclusive Practices for Oral Hearing-Impaired Learners, delves into the impact of teachers’ beliefs on their ability to create inclusive learning environments for students with hearing impairments in mathematics classrooms.
In her research, Dr. Le Hanie observed two high school mathematics teachers before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, using interviews, observations, and analysis of documents and recorded videos. She found less inclusive practices were evident during emergency remote teaching (ERT) than face-to-face teaching. This highlights the need for continuous training to enhance teachers’ understanding of inclusion, particularly concerning the barriers that hearing-impaired learners face.
Dr. Le Hanie’s research sheds light on an important issue in education and highlights the need for ongoing professional development for teachers to create inclusive classrooms that meet the needs of all learners. The findings will undoubtedly significantly impact the field of education and provide valuable insights for teachers, educators, and policymakers.
SANTS congratulates Dr Le Hanie on this impressive accomplishment and looks forward to seeing her continue to make a positive impact in the field of education. Her hard work, dedication, and passion for education have resulted in a significant contribution to the field of education.