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Kerfoot, Caroline; Simon-Vandenbergen, Anne-Marie – Language and Education, 2015
This article is the guest editors' introduction to the special issue "Language in Epistemic Access: Mobilising Multilingualism and Literacy Development for More Equitable Education in South Africa". The issue offers complementary perspectives on improving epistemic access for all learners but especially those whose home language does not…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Multilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Teaching Methods
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Kerfoot, Caroline; Van Heerden, Michelle – Language and Education, 2015
Twenty years after democracy, the legacy of apartheid and hitherto unmet challenges of resourcing and teacher development are reflected in a severely inequitable and underperforming education system. This paper focuses on second language writing in the middle years of schooling when 80% of learners face a double challenge: to move from…
Descriptors: Language Styles, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Guidelines