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ERIC Number: EJ826979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0258-2236
Literacy Learning in Limpopo--A Multilingual Environment
Cherian, Lily; Du Toit, Cecilia
Perspectives in Education, v26 n4 p108-114 Dec 2008
This article is a report on research conducted to support the development of a multilingual literacy learning software programme for adult learners in rural Limpopo Province, South Africa. The topic of inquiry for the research was literacy learning in a multilingual environment, with special attention paid to attitudinal and metacognitive aspects. Preliminary results of the study suggest that the learners, mostly female and Sepedi mother tongue speakers, exhibited a specific and strong desire to become literate through the medium of English for personal advancement and improved interethnic communication. The central concern of this article is to describe the study, briefly discuss preliminary findings, and suggest possible avenues for further research.
Perspectives in Education. Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa. Tel: +27-12-420-4732; Fax: +27-12-420-3003; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa