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le Roux, Kate – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
As public universities seek to be locally responsive and compete internationally, tensions arise between expansion and equity, and between discourses of neoliberalism and social justice. This article focuses on how students navigate these tensions, and the implications for how they can act, interact and be. Norman Fairclough's three-level view of…
Descriptors: State Universities, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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dos Reis, Karen; Braund, Martin – Africa Education Review, 2019
This article reports on a study that explored how school-based teachers fulfilled their roles as mentors in response to challenges faced by pre-service teachers while learning to teach accounting. Pre-service teachers in their final year at a University of Technology in South Africa and practising teachers from six high schools participated in the…
Descriptors: Mentors, Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Accounting
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Mampane, Ruth M.; Omidire, Margaret F.; Aluko, Folake Ruth – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The recent student unrest in South African public higher education institutions highlighted the call for the decolonisation of education across post-colonial countries. This research explored the construct of the "decolonisation of education" through the lens of students of different nationalities across Africa, their perspectives on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Policy, Transformative Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Chen, Yan; Rubinstein-Avila, Eliane – Language Learning Journal, 2018
This paper focuses on code-switching (CS) in postcolonial (P-C) classrooms (e.g. Africa, Asia and Asia-Pacific) where the use of English has increased not only as a subject matter, but also as the language of instruction across all subjects. CS, a common behaviour among bilinguals and polyglots, refers broadly to the alternation between two or…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Bilingualism, Bilingual Students, Language of Instruction
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Ngesi, Nandipha; Landa, Nhlanhla; Madikiza, Nophawu; Cekiso, Madoda P.; Tshotsho, Baba; Walters, Lynne M. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
One of the major challenges in teaching English to speakers of other languages is the issue of inadequate contact time between teachers and learners and between learners and comprehensible English language input. This paper emanated from a burning desire to help learners in South African educational institutions, especially those in remote areas,…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, High School Students, English (Second Language)
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Maseko, Patricia – Perspectives in Education, 2018
The possibility of individual (istic) identity formation is explored within a context of a synergistic and communal support system. Within this context, the intrinsic complexities of the African child who enters the academia with a multiplicity of epistemic identity contestations are simultaneously explored. The ensuing alienation resulting from…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Self Concept, Postcolonialism, Blacks
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Boakye, Naomi A. N. Y. – English Language Teaching, 2017
There have been a number of studies on reading interventions to improve students' reading proficiency, yet the majority of these interventions are undertaken with the assumption that students' reading challenges are obvious and generic in nature. The interventions do not take into consideration the diversity in students' reading backgrounds and…
Descriptors: Profiles, Intervention, Reading Programs, Sociology
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Bornman, Elirea; Potgieter, Petrus H. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Worldwide globalisation has led to the anglicisation of higher education. This is also the case in South Africa since the advent of a new dispensation. Whereas theorising and research on language issues in higher education focuses predominantly on instrumental functions of language, this study investigates the symbolic functions of language as an…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Higher Education, Self Concept, Indo European Languages
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Oostendorp, Marcelyn – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
The transformation of higher education has been a pressing concern for policy makers and practitioners. This article provides examples of the transformative potential of assessments designed within the framework of a multi-literacies and heteroglossic pedagogy in an Applied English Language course at a South African university. These assessments,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sibanda, Lucy – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
The underperformance of South African learners in literacy and numeracy is a cause of concern, especially at the transition from Grade 3 to Grade 4. At Grade 4 in South Africa, the majority of learners begin learning in English, which to them is an additional language posing transition challenges of a linguistic nature. The sustained poor…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
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Hurst, Ellen; Mona, Msakha – Education as Change, 2017
South African higher education relies primarily on English as the medium of education. This is a result of the colonial history of the country, yet it disadvantages a large section of South African students who undertake their education in a language that is not their first language. It also reproduces the monolingual norm and anglonormativity.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Higher Education, Code Switching (Language)
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Antia, Bassey E.; Dyers, Charlyn – Language Policy, 2016
This paper seeks to address the ways in which ideology and literacy practices shape the responses of students to an ongoing initiative at the University of the Western Cape aimed at diversifying options for epistemological access, specifically the language varieties and the modes in which parts of the curriculum for a third year linguistics module…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Language of Instruction, Indo European Languages, African Languages
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Boakye, Naomi Adjoa Nana Yeboah; Mai, Magdaline Mbong – English Language Teaching, 2016
This paper reports on a needs analysis that sought to explore students' reading challenges as an initial step in designing an appropriate reading intervention programme for first-year Sociology students. The aim of the paper is to suggest conditions for the production of an effective reading intervention programme by determining the needs of the…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Intervention, Affective Behavior, Reading Programs
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Klapwijk, Nanda; Van der Walt, Christa – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
This article investigates university students' attitudes and perceptions about language in a multilingual country where most instruction is in English and annual national literacy results have been declining for at least 15 years. Despite this decline, English seems to be entrenched as the language of instruction, and at university it seems a…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, College Students, Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes
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Banda, Felix; Peck, Amiena – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
We draw on Rampton's "Crossing: Language and Ethnicity Among Adolescents" (2014. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge) notion of "crossing" to explore contestations in ethnolinguistic, cultural and racial affiliations at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), a university built for "Coloureds" in apartheid South Africa, but…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Self Concept, Cultural Pluralism
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