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Cekiso, Madoda – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2017
Background: There is a general outcry that too many South African Foundation Phase (Grades 1-3) teachers do not know how to teach reading and are currently teaching reading in an "ad hoc", unsystematic way. Objectives: In response to this, this study explored the Foundation Phase teachers' perceptions of their role in teaching reading.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Reading Teachers
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Drennan, Laura M. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2017
Writing functions as an important tool that spans various spaces in higher education. Moving away from a 'skills approach' to writing, this article argues that the writing centre serves as an intermediary between students and academic lecturers. The article discusses how the current practices at the writing centre promotes the development of…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Laboratories, Higher Education, Writing Instruction
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Murris, Karin S.; Thompson, Robyn – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
This article reports on a philosophy for children (P4C) literacy project in a South African foundation phase classroom that introduces an important new focus in the P4C classroom: the visualisation of philosophical ideas provoked by the picture book "The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit" (2004) by Chris Wormell, giving voice…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
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Snyman, Maritha E. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
The topic of this longitudinal study was reading promotion and its perceived benefits. The aim was to determine if reading promotion can lead to reader development and if reader development can lead to self-development, as is often claimed in the literature. A reading promotion project in the Northern Cape, South Africa, was monitored over a…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Individual Development
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Moodley, Trevor; Aronstam, Shelley – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Teaching and learning, an evolving endeavour, is associated with many factors, with advancements in technology, playing an ever-growing role in the classroom. It is therefore important to include the use of interactive communication technologies (ICTs) in university curricula of teacher education programmes. Universities ought to be creative in…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Student Teachers, Teaching Methods, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Lloyd, Glynis – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Despite improvements in educational provision in South Africa since 1994, the opportunities for learners from historically under-resourced schools to gain access to powerful English resources remain limited and unequal (Prinsloo 2012). In this article I will provide a detailed description of literacy practices in a township high school in Cape…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, High School Students, Slums, Disadvantaged Schools
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Land, Sandra – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Automaticity, or instant recognition of combinations of letters as units of language, is essential for proficient reading in any language. The article explores automaticity amongst competent adult first-language readers of isiZulu, and the factors associated with it or its opposite - active decoding. Whilst the transparent spelling patterns of…
Descriptors: African Languages, Reading Processes, Adults, Native Language
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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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Olivier, Louise; Olivier, Jako – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Writing apprehension relates to a reluctance to write or even fear of writing and little research has been done on this phenomenon in the South African context, especially in terms of compulsory academic literacy and academic linguistic modules. This article aimed at determining the nature of writing apprehension in these two modules in terms of…
Descriptors: Writing Apprehension, College Freshmen, Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages
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Esambe, Emmanuel; Mosito, Cina; Pather, Subethra – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
The varying literacy standards that undergraduate students represent are a reflection of their interim grasp of academic literacy (Paxton 2007). The aim of this study is to analyse a small group of undergraduate first-year students' depiction of their interim grasp of academic writing and to reflect on how lecturers use formative feedback to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Essays, Academic Discourse, Writing Assignments
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Akinyeye, Caroline; Plüddemann, Peter – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
The new language curriculum in South Africa recommends that extended writing be taught through a combination of text-based (or genre) and process approaches. This article reports on a study of the teaching and assessment of narrative writing in English as a first additional language (FAL) at a time of curriculum change. The setting is a Cape Flats…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Probert, Tracy; de Vos, Mark – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Word recognition is a major component of fluent reading and involves an interaction of language structure, orthography, and metalinguistic skills. This study examined reading strategies in isiXhosa and the transfer of these strategies to an additional language, English. IsiXhosa was chosen because of its agglutinative structure and conjunctive…
Descriptors: African Languages, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Word Recognition
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Scott, Linda; Saaiman, Elaine – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Notwithstanding the substantial transformation of education in South Africa in the last 20 years, specifically to redress the past inequalities, the challenges are ongoing. These challenges include tertiary institutions having to accommodate a culturally and linguistically diverse group of students, often second-language (L2) English speakers, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Distance Education, English (Second Language)
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Shober, Dianne – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
University lecturers share a concern for incoming varsity students who lack the literacy competence to succeed in their courses. Given the strong correlation between reading and literacy, the English Department commenced an innovative and effective reading programme which witnessed positive and enthusiastic results. By engaging students in reading…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Motivation, Reading Programs, College Freshmen
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Gennrich, Toni – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
In a context where Foundation Phase literacy teachers' personal literacy often involves operational and technicist practices rather than creative, this paper argues that it is by exposing teachers to experiences of working with different genres of text for an extended time, in different fields, that teachers are able to imagine the possibilities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Literacy Education, Teacher Attitudes
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