n' Ondersoekende studie na struikelblokke wat opvoeders ervaar, met verwysing na 'o spesiale skool
This study investigates the kinds of barriers experienced by teachers teaching in a special school in the processes of teaching and learning. This was done by launching an investigation to identify the barriers teachers experience during teaching and learning in a special school. In the process of doing so, emphasis was placed on barriers, which were identified for investigation purposes. The following barriers were identified for investigation: discipline, lifelong learning, collaboration between stakeholders, parent involvement, multicultural classes, handling of stress, support, development and the curriculum. In the end the people involved in the study identified more barriers. Some of these barriers were lack of finance, unsafe school environments and the weak infrastructure of the school where the study was done. The literature underlined the importance of the problem areas for success in a school or any organization, while the investigation clearly showed that everything was not in place for the school to be successful in the processes of teaching and learning. The investigation was successful in identifying the barriers teachers experienced and furthermore to make recommendations to rectify the situation. A total of nine teachers were part of the investigation, three from each section of the school, namely junior primary, the academic stream and the skills classes. All the participants gave their full support for the investigation and made valuable contributions to the success of the study. The participants were randomly selected and everyone had an equal opportunity to be part of the study. The study underlined the fear that teachers experience many barriers, which hamper them in their work . Something need to be done to help teachers in the system.