ERIC Number: EJ1108055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
A Review of the Literature on Reading in Botswana Primary Schools
Commeyras, M.; Ketsitlile, L. E.
Africa Education Review, v10 n2 p204-223 2013
In this review the authors considered all the documents pertaining to the teaching of reading in Botswana primary schools from independence to the present. The purpose was to get the big picture with regard to the status of reading education. The results are reported in four categories: (1) Reading in the Classroom; (2) Reading and Policy; (3) Reading Performance; and (4) Reading Outside of School. We conclude with recommendations for a better alignment between policy and teaching practices along with better teacher preparation for teaching early reading. We include a call for early interventions to prevent students being left behind in the first years of schooling and efforts to build connections between families and schools to support literacy learning.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, Reading Instruction, Primary Education, Elementary School Students, Educational History, Educational Practices, Early Reading, Early Intervention, Teaching Methods, English, Official Languages, Language of Instruction, African Languages, Educational Policy, Preservice Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Botswana
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