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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
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Madikiza, Nophawu; Cekiso, Madoda P.; Tshotsho, Baba P.; Landa, Nhlanhla – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
Despite the fact that comprehension plays an important role in the reading process, the literature in a South African context reveals that learners continue to struggle with it and teachers continue to neglect it in their teaching. The literature has further shown that teachers' neglect of comprehension in their reading lessons could be attributed…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Instruction
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Gennrich, Toni; Dison, Laura – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
Often, at universities, it is assumed that students will automatically find their 'voice' after a period of exposure to the academic field. What is not understood fully are the struggles that students with different levels of preparedness have in finding and asserting their academic voice, particularly in the academic writing genres necessary for…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Vocabulary
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Takavarasha, Sam; Cilliers, Liezel; Chinyamurindi, Willie – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
Unlike the millennials from the industrialised world who were raised amidst an increasingly online and socially networked society, their South African counterparts at previously disadvantaged universities have some weaknesses similar to those of digital migrants. These weaknesses are caused by the limited exposure millennials in South Africa have…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Schools, Universities
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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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Molotja, Tsebe Wilfred; Themane, Mahlapahlapana – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
The importance of getting children off to a good start in reading cannot be overstated. Successful academic performance at primary and secondary school level is partly dependent on the ability to read. It is believed that good learners are those who are proficient in reading. However, many learners are struggling to read and, therefore, struggle…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Reading Habits, Reading Strategies, Academic Achievement
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Njenga, James K. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
Forces of globalisation and economic competition enhanced by, among others, the digital technologies, are radically transforming the social context. Digital technologies are characterised by a powerful and pervasive Internet as well as the related information and communication technologies. Globalisation is facilitated by the universally…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Definitions, Critical Literacy, Socioeconomic Status
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Mnyand, Lutho; Mbelani, Madeyandile – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
South Africa's communication landscape has changed and is still changing because many previously disadvantaged areas have benefitted from the construction of roads, provision of electricity and installation of satellites. As a result, many previously disadvantaged learners have access to digital media in their homes. In this article, we argue that…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Computer Literacy, Secondary School Students, Grade 9
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Cilliers, Liezel; Bloch, Carole – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
Early literacy teaching and learning in the foundation phase of rural schools in South Africa experience persistent challenges. In order to address some of these challenges, a national reading programme to improve literacy among rural learners was initiated by a nongovernmental organisation. The article provides an overview of how teachers in…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Reading Programs
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Steyn, Riana A. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
It has long been the focus of many countries around the world to see their entrepreneurs grow and to introduce interventions to assist them, as they realise the impact these entrepreneurs have on their economies. Technology is believed to be one of the biggest tools that entrepreneurs can use to assist them in growing sustainable businesses. There…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Technological Literacy, Barriers
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Chinyamurindi, Willie T.; Dlaza, Zikhona – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
The concept of digital and information communication technology (ICT) literacy is receiving renewed empirical attention. This focus is attributed to the changing nature of society and the move towards the ideals of the knowledge-based economy. Further, universities in South Africa and internationally are encouraging the fusion of technology in how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Computer Literacy, Faculty Development
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Gidalew, Tesfaye A.; van den Berg, Geesje – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
The purpose of the study was to determine the relationship between lecturers' beliefs and the actual methods they use in teaching reading. The study, which was conducted in teacher training colleges in the Amhara Region in Ethiopia, showed quite a number of discrepancies. The findings revealed that although in many cases lecturers were aware of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, English (Second Language)
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Maboe, Ethel; Banoobhai, Mumthaz; Makgatho, Moses – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
Literacy is regarded as a fundamental skill for people to communicate successfully in all areas of life. In the light of the poor performance of learners, an investigation concerning reading is imperative to enhance literacy in South Africa. This study explores the use of tablets to enhance English reading among learners in Grade 5 from selected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Reading Instruction
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Sibhekinkosi, Anna Nkomo – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
There has been limited attention towards the affective aspect in literacy development; yet, reading attitude, an affective component, is a significant element within literacy instruction. This makes a compelling case for investigating Grade 3 learners' attitudes towards reading. In this study, a situational analysis was conducted as Phase 1 of the…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Freehand Drawing, Reading Programs
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Pade-Khene, Caroline – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
Basic service delivery is a fundamental right for all South Africans, especially vulnerable groups. Effective and efficient channels of communication between multi-stakeholder groups involved and affected by service delivery are essential. Digital citizen engagement has recently emerged as a key approach for supporting two-way communication…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Foreign Countries, Transfer of Training, Case Studies
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