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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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van der Merwe, Zelda; Nel, Carisma – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2012
Various South African and international studies indicate that the preparation of teachers to teach reading is inconsistent across universities worldwide. Teacher preparation programmes lack rigorous research-based findings as the grounding for their programme design. Recommendations of some studies point to the fact that evidence-based research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Reading Achievement, Literacy