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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
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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