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Njenga, James K. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
Forces of globalisation and economic competition enhanced by, among others, the digital technologies, are radically transforming the social context. Digital technologies are characterised by a powerful and pervasive Internet as well as the related information and communication technologies. Globalisation is facilitated by the universally…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Definitions, Critical Literacy, Socioeconomic Status
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Johnson, Lineo R. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Lesotho's educational system and development are largely influenced by missionaries and colonisers who taught the three 'Rs' (reading, writing and numeracy skills) to the Basotho. Most of those enlightened Basotho were to carry on the duties of either educating others or as missionary workers. Some became clerks, interpreters, police officers,…
Descriptors: Functional Literacy, Personal Narratives, Story Telling, Foreign Countries
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Janks, Hilary – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2012
This article offers a first-person account of an academic writing workshop from the perspective of a participant. What is significant is that the workshop combines traditional and creative writing approaches to the teaching of academic writing. This provides new insights into a process of academic writing that can have a significant effect on the…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Capacity Building, Writing Instruction, Higher Education
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Currin, Sally; Pretorius, Elizabeth J. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2010
This article reports on a reading intervention project undertaken in a high poverty primary school in Gauteng where reading levels in both the home language, Northern Sotho, and in English were very low. Some of the factors associated with school effectiveness (SE) are first examined and thereafter the nature of the reading intervention programme…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Elementary School Students, Poverty, African Languages