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Tembe, Juliet; Reed, Yvonne – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, many children are not learning to read competently in the first 3 years of primary school; thus, both 'reading to learn' and 'reading for pleasure' in these early years, and in higher grades, are constrained. Two of the many reasons for reading failure are the absence of suitable materials in languages with which…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, African Languages, Childrens Literature
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Shank, Monica – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
In the face of transmission-oriented national curricula, this study explores possibilities for claiming space for imagination, as 'the most powerful and energetic of learning tools' (Egan 1986), in early childhood education in mainstream Kenyan schools. Drawing from Egan's work on imagination and Cummins' Nested Pedagogical Orientations framework,…
Descriptors: Imagination, Critical Literacy, Early Childhood Education, Role
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Mendelowitz, Belinda – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
This study explores how collaborative writing for a digital platform can enable students to (re) imagine audience. Although in the context of process writing peer feedback is foreground, in practice, its effectiveness is uneven. The digital revolution offers new opportunities for alternative peer feedback through collaborative writing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Collaborative Writing, Creativity, Cooperative Learning
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Hill, Margaret A. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2015
Against a background that raises problems associated with the classification of languages in current South African curriculum policy, this article describes a programme based on a visual approach to writing, implemented in a farm school. The medium of instruction was English. The home languages of the teachers and learners were Afrikaans and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Rural Education, Language of Instruction
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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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Chaka, Chaka; Booi-Ncetani, Nada N. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2015
Poor levels of English first additional language (EFAL) reading comprehension amongst school learners at most public schools in South Africa are a great concern. In fact, for learning to be successful and effective, learners need to be able to read well in EFAL. This is more so as EFAL serves as a language of learning and teaching (LOLT) for most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 10, English (Second Language), Secondary School Students
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Ukwuoma, Uju C. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2015
This mixed questionnaire survey sought to determine if lecturers who learned to speak and understand Nigerian Creole before English are willing to use the language as medium of instruction. The respondents were comprised of 560 lecturers and graduate students (i.e. master's, doctoral) selected through a purposeful random sampling frame from 15…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creoles, Questionnaires, Language of Instruction
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Blease, Bernita; Condy, Janet – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2015
The purpose of this research project was to understand how Cambourne's theory of social constructivism, particularly his four instructional principles, was applied to the teaching of writing in two rural multigrade Foundation Phase classrooms in the Western Cape. Multigrade schools account for 30% of all primary schools in South Africa, but in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Rural Schools
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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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van der Mesch, Caroline – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2015
Children learning to read and write in rural areas in Southern Africa perform poorly compared to children in urban schools. The poor results of rural schools in national assessments of reading literacy are explained by the deficits of rural areas: poverty, under-resourced schools and under-qualified teachers. Children in rural areas are frequently…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, Poverty
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Wilsenach, Carien – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2015
This study explored receptive vocabulary size and early literacy skills (namely: letter naming, knowledge of phoneme-grapheme correspondences and early writing) in emergent bilingual Northern Sotho-English children. Two groups of Grade 1 learners were tested in both English and in Northern Sotho. Group 1 (N = 49) received their formal schooling in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Receptive Language
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Chaka, Chaka; Mphahlele, Mampa L.; Mann, Charles C. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2015
Employing an explanatory design, this study set out to investigate the morphosyntacticstructures of the SMS language of Communication English I students, and the types of SMSlanguage features used in their written work at a university of technology in South Africa. Thestudy randomly sampled 90 undergraduate students (M = 40; F = 50) enrolled for a…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Language Usage, Morphology (Languages), Syntax
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Murris, Karin; Ranchod, Vursha – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2015
The article begins with setting the South African educational context for a postgraduate early literacy research project in the foundation phase (ages 4-9). The research examines how philosophy with children (P4C) might be part of a solution to current problems in reading comprehension. The second author reports on her P4C action research with her…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension
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Boakye, Naomi A. N. Y. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2015
Self-efficacy, which is the belief about one's ability to perform a task successfully, has been widely acknowledged as important in learning. This affective factor, though not explicitly evident, has been said to play an important role in academic performance. However, its role in reading development has not been widely investigated. To determine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Questionnaires, College Freshmen
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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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