Turning 'learning to read' into 'reading to learn': conclusions from a Limpopo literacy study

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.Prinsloo
KEYWORDS: EDUCATION, LIMPOPO PROVINCE, LITERACY, READING
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 5608
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/5085
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/5085

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Abstract

Learner achievement levels are low in South Africa. Concerns are based on the well-documented findings from systemic evaluations at the grade 3, 6 and 9 levels by the Department of Education itself, and even annual matriculation results, and from international comparisons from global studies on low proficiency in language, literacy, mathematics and science at various grade levels.