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Reed, Yvonne – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: In South Africa, and in many other African countries, official language-in-education policy supports the use of learners' primary language(s) in early schooling. In reality, texts in the language(s) of the former colonial power are dominant, with high-interest texts in languages familiar to young learners in short supply or…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, Native Language, African Languages
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Malebese, Mots'elisi L.; Tlali, Moeketsi F.; Mahlomaholo, Sechaba – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Learners from predominantly less priviledged South African schools encounter English as a language of teaching and learning for the first time in Grade 4. The transition from the use of home language to second language, namely English first additional language, is complexly related to the learners' inability to read text meaningfully.…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, English Language Learners
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Stoffelsma, Lieke – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2019
Background: This small-scale study investigated English vocabulary exposure from graded readers and teacher talk in Grade 3 classrooms in poorly resourced township schools in South Africa. Vocabulary is one of the key building blocks for becoming a fluent reader. Most words are learnt through incidental exposure to oral or written language.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
Butcher, Neil; Hoosen, Sarah; Levey, Lisbeth; Moore, Derek – Online Submission, 2016
The Impact of Open Licensing on the Early Reader Ecosystem examines how to use open licensing to promote quality learning resources for young children that are relevant and interesting. Research in early reading tends to focus on traditional publishing value and supply chains, without taking much consideration of new approaches and solutions…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Online Vendors, Electronic Learning, Electronic Publishing
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Sibanda, Jabulani; Sibanda, Lucy – Africa Education Review, 2016
This study extends research on manifestations of gender insensitivity in learners' reading materials by shifting attention to the linguistic strategies that authors of current texts employ for the realisation of gender sensitivity. We analysed the content of 12 current (2014) English workbooks (Grade 4-6) used in South African government and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Reading Materials, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Snyman, Maritha E. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
The topic of this longitudinal study was reading promotion and its perceived benefits. The aim was to determine if reading promotion can lead to reader development and if reader development can lead to self-development, as is often claimed in the literature. A reading promotion project in the Northern Cape, South Africa, was monitored over a…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Individual Development
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Makumbila, Mohlanhledi P.; Rowland, Charline B. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2016
This professional development project, known as Literacy Leadership Project, enabled four Foundation Phase teachers in South Africa to implement the Guided Reading approach. Developed by American researchers Fountas and Pinnell (1996), Guided Reading helps elementary students strengthen their phonemic awareness, vocabulary, reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Rimensberger, Nicole – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2014
This article explores the contradiction between student teachers' acknowledgement of the importance of reading and their actual personal reading habits, and by doing so, attempts to dig below the surface and 'take stock' of future teachers' attitudes towards reading at a private tertiary institution in Durban, South Africa. The rationale is that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Reading Habits, Preservice Teacher Education
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Horan, Deborah A.; Sailors, Misty; Martinez, Miriam; Skerrett, Allison; Makalela, Leketi – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2012
Personal narratives can be powerful venues for understanding human experiences. In this paper, we tell the story of Lutanyani, a Black South African multilingual teacher and author of supplemental reading materials in a marginalized South African language. Through various word images, we convey the role of language, in particular written language,…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, African Languages, Written Language, Foreign Countries
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Edwards, Viv; Ngwaru, Jacob Marriote – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2012
Growing interest in bilingual education in sub-Saharan Africa has highlighted an urgent need for reading material in African languages. In this paper, we focus on authors, one of several groups of stakeholders with responsibility for meeting this demand. We address three main issues: the nature and extent of African language publishing for…
Descriptors: Expertise, African Languages, Reading Materials, Bilingual Education
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Reed, Yvonne – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2012
Internationally, guidelines for distance education advise the use of feedback from students in designing and redesigning materials. As my own attempt to elicit such feedback was an instructive failure, I decided to draw on theorisations of pedagogy, mediation and subjectivity and on international and local (South African) conceptualisations of a…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Evaluators, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Green, Lena; Condy, Janet; Chigona, Agnes – South African Journal of Education, 2012
We argue that the "community of inquiry" approach, using reading materials modelled on Lipman's Philosophy for Children programme, is a theoretically justified and teacher-friendly means of promoting effective thinking skills. The stimulus materials, used by the pre-service teachers, consist of short stories of classroom life designed to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Inquiry, Communities of Practice, Thinking Skills
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Edwards, Viv; Ngwaru, Jacob Marriote – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2011
The commitment to multilingualism embedded in the 1996 South African Constitution has wide ranging implications for many aspects of education. This paper focuses on the dearth of teaching and learning materials in African languages required to deliver effective bilingual education, and on the potential role of translation in offering solutions for…
Descriptors: African Languages, Childrens Literature, Reading Materials, Translation
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Edwards, Viv; Ngwaru, Jacob Marriote – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2011
The South African constitution and related legislative tools provide a supportive framework for multilingual education. Successful implementation, however, requires appropriate learning materials and questions remain as to the vision and commitment of publishers to producing them. Based on an analysis of currently available books for children and…
Descriptors: African Languages, Reading Materials, Publishing Industry, Multilingualism
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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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