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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
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Nel, Carisma – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2012
To children going to school for the first time, the symbols and the vocabulary of mathematics can resemble a foreign language with its seemingly cryptic symbols and unknown terminology. This is a challenge to foundation phase learners' ability to read, write, and communicate clearly. It might be that problems of vocabulary are considered to be…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Vocabulary, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children