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Kibirige, I. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Reading ability is fundamental to teaching and learning (AFT 2004). This study assessed the reading ability of 25 in-service science educators at the University of Limpopo for three science texts: Grades 7, 8 and 9, using a cloze test and exploring materials that educators read. The scores were categorised as being independent, instructional and…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Middle Schools, Reading Improvement, Interviews
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Naicker, Shalina; Balfour, Robert J. – Language Learning Journal, 2009
This paper explores the impact of a specially designed programme of communicative strategies on English second language (ESL) development in a scaffolded case study that set out to promote teacher-guided, constructive learner talk in the outcomes-based education arts and culture classroom. The programme was implemented in a multilingual secondary…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Outcome Based Education, Classroom Communication, Multilingualism
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James, Shamagonam; Reddy, Priscilla; Ruiter, Robert A. C.; McCauley, Ann; van den Borne, Bart – AIDS Education and Prevention, 2006
The evaluation of the Department of Educations' life skills program on HIV and AIDS prevention among Grade 9 students in 22 randomly allocated schools in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, showed only a significant increase in student knowledge about HIV/AIDS in the intervention group compared with the control group. No effects were found on safe sex…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Health Promotion, Communicable Diseases, Intervention