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van der Mesch, Caroline – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2015
Children learning to read and write in rural areas in Southern Africa perform poorly compared to children in urban schools. The poor results of rural schools in national assessments of reading literacy are explained by the deficits of rural areas: poverty, under-resourced schools and under-qualified teachers. Children in rural areas are frequently…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, Poverty