ERIC Number: ED233015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Teacher Training Reading Methodology Manual in Kiswahili for Lower Primary Classes in Kenya. African Studies in Curriculum Development & Evaluation. No. 62.
Wanyoike, E. N.
Kiswahili was declared the national language of Kenya in 1968 and since then has also been established as the language of parliamentary debate. There are, however, inadequate instructional materials in this language, particularly at the primary level of schooling. Since there are almost 20 different languages, or dialects, in Kenya, Kiswahili must be taught as a second language to a number of children in the early grades. This teacher's manual provides a methodology for instructing children in reading, speaking, and writing Kiswahili. Chapter 1 presents an overview of the language situation in Kenya and the language learning needs of the Kenyan child, who may speak a different mother tongue and must learn not only Kiswahili but also, in later years, English. Chapter 2 discusses the basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Methods of teaching reading are addressed in the third chapter. Chapters 4 and 5 are devoted to reading Kiswahili as a first and as a second language. Suggestions are made in chapter 6 for supportive reading materials which may be created by the teacher, and the seventh chapter presents ways to reinforce reading skills through handwriting and creative writing exercises. Chapter 8 offers a short conclusion, and there are three one-page appendices. (JD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Class Activities, Creative Writing, Developing Nations, Dialects, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Language Proficiency, Listening Skills, Multilingualism, Reading Instruction, Reading Readiness, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kenya Inst. of Education, Nairobi.; Nairobi Univ. (Kenya).; German Agency for Technical Co-Operation, Nairobi (Kenya).; African Curriculum Organisation.
Identifiers: Kenya; Kiswahili