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Lloyd, Glynis – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Despite improvements in educational provision in South Africa since 1994, the opportunities for learners from historically under-resourced schools to gain access to powerful English resources remain limited and unequal (Prinsloo 2012). In this article I will provide a detailed description of literacy practices in a township high school in Cape…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, High School Students, Slums, Disadvantaged Schools
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Land, Sandra – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Automaticity, or instant recognition of combinations of letters as units of language, is essential for proficient reading in any language. The article explores automaticity amongst competent adult first-language readers of isiZulu, and the factors associated with it or its opposite - active decoding. Whilst the transparent spelling patterns of…
Descriptors: African Languages, Reading Processes, Adults, Native Language
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Johnson, Lineo R. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Lesotho's educational system and development are largely influenced by missionaries and colonisers who taught the three 'Rs' (reading, writing and numeracy skills) to the Basotho. Most of those enlightened Basotho were to carry on the duties of either educating others or as missionary workers. Some became clerks, interpreters, police officers,…
Descriptors: Functional Literacy, Personal Narratives, Story Telling, Foreign Countries
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Olivier, Louise; Olivier, Jako – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Writing apprehension relates to a reluctance to write or even fear of writing and little research has been done on this phenomenon in the South African context, especially in terms of compulsory academic literacy and academic linguistic modules. This article aimed at determining the nature of writing apprehension in these two modules in terms of…
Descriptors: Writing Apprehension, College Freshmen, Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages
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Esambe, Emmanuel; Mosito, Cina; Pather, Subethra – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
The varying literacy standards that undergraduate students represent are a reflection of their interim grasp of academic literacy (Paxton 2007). The aim of this study is to analyse a small group of undergraduate first-year students' depiction of their interim grasp of academic writing and to reflect on how lecturers use formative feedback to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Essays, Academic Discourse, Writing Assignments
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Akinyeye, Caroline; Plüddemann, Peter – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
The new language curriculum in South Africa recommends that extended writing be taught through a combination of text-based (or genre) and process approaches. This article reports on a study of the teaching and assessment of narrative writing in English as a first additional language (FAL) at a time of curriculum change. The setting is a Cape Flats…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Probert, Tracy; de Vos, Mark – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Word recognition is a major component of fluent reading and involves an interaction of language structure, orthography, and metalinguistic skills. This study examined reading strategies in isiXhosa and the transfer of these strategies to an additional language, English. IsiXhosa was chosen because of its agglutinative structure and conjunctive…
Descriptors: African Languages, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Word Recognition
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Scott, Linda; Saaiman, Elaine – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Notwithstanding the substantial transformation of education in South Africa in the last 20 years, specifically to redress the past inequalities, the challenges are ongoing. These challenges include tertiary institutions having to accommodate a culturally and linguistically diverse group of students, often second-language (L2) English speakers, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Distance Education, English (Second Language)
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Shober, Dianne – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
University lecturers share a concern for incoming varsity students who lack the literacy competence to succeed in their courses. Given the strong correlation between reading and literacy, the English Department commenced an innovative and effective reading programme which witnessed positive and enthusiastic results. By engaging students in reading…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Motivation, Reading Programs, College Freshmen
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Gennrich, Toni – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
In a context where Foundation Phase literacy teachers' personal literacy often involves operational and technicist practices rather than creative, this paper argues that it is by exposing teachers to experiences of working with different genres of text for an extended time, in different fields, that teachers are able to imagine the possibilities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Literacy Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Tembe, Juliet; Reed, Yvonne – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, many children are not learning to read competently in the first 3 years of primary school; thus, both 'reading to learn' and 'reading for pleasure' in these early years, and in higher grades, are constrained. Two of the many reasons for reading failure are the absence of suitable materials in languages with which…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, African Languages, Childrens Literature
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Shank, Monica – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
In the face of transmission-oriented national curricula, this study explores possibilities for claiming space for imagination, as 'the most powerful and energetic of learning tools' (Egan 1986), in early childhood education in mainstream Kenyan schools. Drawing from Egan's work on imagination and Cummins' Nested Pedagogical Orientations framework,…
Descriptors: Imagination, Critical Literacy, Early Childhood Education, Role
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Mendelowitz, Belinda – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
This study explores how collaborative writing for a digital platform can enable students to (re) imagine audience. Although in the context of process writing peer feedback is foreground, in practice, its effectiveness is uneven. The digital revolution offers new opportunities for alternative peer feedback through collaborative writing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Collaborative Writing, Creativity, Cooperative Learning
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Hill, Margaret A. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2015
Against a background that raises problems associated with the classification of languages in current South African curriculum policy, this article describes a programme based on a visual approach to writing, implemented in a farm school. The medium of instruction was English. The home languages of the teachers and learners were Afrikaans and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Rural Education, Language of Instruction
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Lundgren, Berit; Khau, Mathabo – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2015
In many emerging economies worldwide, and in South Africa in particular, sizeable investments have been made in education with the hope of increasing literacy rates and hence producing a workforce that will fit into the job market. Thus it is important to understand the context and literacy materials within South African classrooms and their…
Descriptors: Novels, Sex Stereotypes, Literacy, Feminism
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