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Zimmerman, Lisa; Smit, Brigitte – South African Journal of Education, 2014
The South African 2006 and 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) findings continue to highlight major concerns about the quality of reading literacy teaching in primary schools. Of specific concern is the lack of representation of the sampled South African learners at the PIRLS international benchmarks, revealing a distinct…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Grade 4, Reading Achievement
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Sibanda, Jabulani; Baxen, Jean – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2018
Background: This article investigated the potential of Grade 3 English Second Language (ESL) teachers' vocabulary development practices to equip learners in English-deprived environments with English vocabulary requisite for transition to Grade 4 where English is the Language of Learning and Teaching and where learning to read gives way to reading…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Teachers, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language)
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Aldridge, Jill; Fraser, Barry; Ntuli, Sipho – South African Journal of Education, 2009
We examined the viability of using feedback from a learning environment instrument to guide improvements in the teaching practices of in-service teachers undertaking a distance-education programme. The 31 teachers involved administered a primary school version of the What Is Happening In this Class? (WIHIC-Primary) questionnaire to their 1,077…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Questionnaires
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Vandeyar, Saloshna; Killen, Roy – South African Journal of Education, 2007
The changes in post-apartheid South Africa have been accompanied by considerable changes in the education system. The most notable include desegregation of schools, development of a National Qualifications Framework, adoption of new language policies for education, and introduction of outcomes-based curricula. However entrenched assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices, Educational Change