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Lundgren, Berit; Khau, Mathabo – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2015
In many emerging economies worldwide, and in South Africa in particular, sizeable investments have been made in education with the hope of increasing literacy rates and hence producing a workforce that will fit into the job market. Thus it is important to understand the context and literacy materials within South African classrooms and their…
Descriptors: Novels, Sex Stereotypes, Literacy, Feminism
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Chetty, Rajendra – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2015
Inherent in the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) document are inferences of transmission and reproduction that run counter to the emancipatory imperatives of core educational policy documents enacted after democracy in 1994. Some structural inadequacies in implementation of the first curricular changes to outcomes-based education…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Critical Literacy, Outcome Based Education, Foreign Countries
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Andrich, Christelle; Hill, Anne; Steenkamp, André – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2015
"Visual Perception is the mind's ability to interpret or give meaning to what is seen with the eyes" (WCED 2006). Grade Reception Phase (R) teachers, of five and six year-old learners, need to impart Visual Perceptual Skills (VPS) during visual training for pre-reading. These prereading activities in Grade R support early reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education
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Janks, Hilary – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2011
Results on the PIRLS test in 2006 make it clear that South African educators need to examine the way in which they teach literacy in the Foundation phase. While the test gives a fair indication of what our children cannot do, it is less clear about what they can do. Mastery of decoding, for example, is assumed and children are tested on their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Results, Achievement Tests, Grade 4
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Parry, Kate – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2010
This paper draws on data collected at the Kitengesa Community Library in Masaka District of Uganda to discuss some of the different literacies that are important in African environments. First, the literacies associated with different languages are analysed, these being classified as "supralanguages" (English in Uganda), "lingua…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multiple Literacies, African Languages, Official Languages