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Kortjass, Makie – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: This article gives an account of what I learned through the process of a self-study research project. Self-study teacher research allows teacher educators and teachers to improve their learning, plan new pedagogies and impact students' learning. Aim: The aim of this self-study research was to improve my own practice in early childhood…
Descriptors: Reflection, Independent Study, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities
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Probert, Tracy N. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: A large amount of evidence highlights the obvious inequalities in literacy results of South African learners. Despite this, a sound understanding of how learners approach the task of reading in the African languages is lacking. Aim: This article examines the role of the syllable, phoneme and morpheme in reading in transparent,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Languages, Syllables, Phonemes
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Wilsenach, Carien – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: The role of phonological awareness (PA) in successful reading attainment in Northern Sotho has received some attention. However, the importance of developing an awareness to the different phonological grain sizes that underlie decoding (i.e. to different dimensions of PA) has not been established in this language. Aim: This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Phonological Awareness, Beginning Reading, Emergent Literacy
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Stoffelsma, Lieke – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: South African learners have performed consistently poorly in reading assessments. This paper addresses two key components in improving reading literacy: vocabulary development and teacher knowledge and skills required for quality vocabulary instruction. Aim: This small-scale exploratory study reports on the English vocabulary teaching…
Descriptors: Slum Schools, Vocabulary Development, Reading Tests, English (Second Language)
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Mostert, Ingrid – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Workbooks were introduced by the South African Department of Basic Education (DBE) in 2011. Although the workbooks were designed as supplementary materials, in some schools they are used as the sole teaching text. Therefore, an analysis of the content coverage of the workbooks is warranted. This article provides such an analysis in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workbooks, Word Problems (Mathematics), Mathematics Instruction
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Reed, Yvonne – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: In South Africa, and in many other African countries, official language-in-education policy supports the use of learners' primary language(s) in early schooling. In reality, texts in the language(s) of the former colonial power are dominant, with high-interest texts in languages familiar to young learners in short supply or…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, Native Language, African Languages
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Schaefer, Maxine; Kotzé, Janeli – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Many South African children attend African language medium of instruction (MOI) schools, learn English as an additional language and switch to English MOI three years later. There is still much to be researched about how a child's first and second language literacy develops over time in South Africa. Aim: This study aims to outline the…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Beginning Reading, Reading Skills, Elementary School Students
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Visser, Margaretha M.; Juan, Andrea L.; Hannan, Sylvia M. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: The acquired skill set prior to school entry has emerged as an important issue in research and policy internationally. Much evidence exists advocating the importance of early numeracy and literacy skills in later academic achievement and economic outcomes of students. Aim: The goal of this study was to determine the association between…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries, Parent Participation
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Niemi, Reetta – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: The new core curriculum for basic education in Finland emphasises the interrelation between learners' participation and multidisciplinary learning. Each learner must be provided with an opportunity to join at least one multidisciplinary learning module each year. Hence, student teachers also implement a multidisciplinary learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods
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Kimathi, Faith K.; Bertram, Carol A. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Research on teacher professional learning which supports teaching of reading and writing at the foundation phase (FP) is limited in developing countries, including South Africa. Aim: This article examines the ways in which three Foundation Phase teachers changed their practice during 18 months of learning from a formal university…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Teacher Certification, Teacher Motivation
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Askew, Mike; Venkat, Hamsa; Mathews, Corin; Ramsingh, Valerie; Takane, Thulelah; Roberts, Nicky – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Given the context of low attainment in primary mathematics in South Africa, improving learners' understanding of multiplicative reasoning is important as it underpins much of later mathematics. Aim: Within a broader research programme aiming to improve Foundation Phase (Grades 1-3, 7-9-year-olds) learners' mathematical performance, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Malebese, Mots'elisi L.; Tlali, Moeketsi F.; Mahlomaholo, Sechaba – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Learners from predominantly less priviledged South African schools encounter English as a language of teaching and learning for the first time in Grade 4. The transition from the use of home language to second language, namely English first additional language, is complexly related to the learners' inability to read text meaningfully.…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, English Language Learners
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Motsa, Ncamsile D.; Morojele, Pholoho J. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: This article draws on social constructionism to explore vulnerable boys' constructions of gender within three primary schools in Swaziland. Objectives: It seeks to understand the ways in which vulnerable boys make meaning of masculinities and the implications of these on their social and academic well-being in schools. Method: The…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Elementary School Students, Masculinity, Foreign Countries
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Sibanda, Rockie; Kajee, Leila – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Early childhood education is essential in bridging home and school literacy practices; however, recognising the home as a literacy space remains a challenge to educators in South African schools. Aim: The aim of this article was to explore children's literacy practices, often through play, and the potential implications this might hold…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Family Environment, Literacy
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Saneka, Nora E.; de Witt, Marike – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Social and economic aspirations held by parents can reflect a desire for their children to learn English as a second language. Bilingual education has the potential for empowering traditionally disadvantaged groups, particularly through competence in English, a language that positions identity with power, privilege and status, thus…
Descriptors: Barriers, Native Language, English (Second Language), Young Children
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