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Iyengar, Radhika; Karim, Alia; Chagwira, Florie – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
Reading fluency is a skill foundational to academic performance, and acquiring this skill in early grades is crucial. Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, reading levels of students are far below grade level, and Malawi is no exception. Research suggests that students, particularly in consistently spelled languages, acquire automaticity most easily by…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Fluency, Foreign Countries, Rural Schools
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Mkandawire, Matthews Tiwaone; Walubita, Gabriel – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
Educators in Malawi and Zambia have always been concerned with their student's abilities to become analytical, logical and proficient readers of texts. This has been due to the fear that there is an increased overemphasis on knowledge of the fundamental literacy skills and other basics at the expense of critical thinking. This scenario has…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Interviews, Agricultural Education, Foreign Countries