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Marais, Elma; Nel, Carisma; Dlavane, Dolly – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Universities, specifically faculties of education, have the responsibility to ensure that student teachers are introduced to the complexities involved in planning conceptually sound, coherent and cohesive lessons. Objectives: The objectives of this study were to determine how prepared students teachers are to plan children's literature…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Questioning Techniques, Childrens Literature, African Languages
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Brink, Sonja; Nel, Carisma – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: In investigating the early reading literacy of a group of Setswana-speaking children who learnt to read in Afrikaans, cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) was chosen as a conceptual framework because of its proven utility value in helping researchers make sense of complex social systems. Aim: The application of this heuristic not…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, African Languages, Native Language, Indo European Languages
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Nel, Carisma – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2018
Making decisions about English reading instruction is as core a component to teaching as providing the instruction itself. When providing support to learners at risk for poor reading outcomes, for which currently there is a large percentage in South Africa, it is especially important to ensure that the decisions that are made have the highest…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Literacy, Decision Making, Reading Instruction
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Nel, Carisma; Adam, Aninda – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2014
Reading is not simply an additional tool that students need at university; it constitutes the very process whereby learning occurs. Pre-service students are required to read prescribed course material which is predominantly in English. An overview of the reading literacy profiles of first-year BEd foundation phase students from diverse language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Skills, Preservice Teachers, College Freshmen