'Do you understand?': 'Yes, Ma'am'

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Ntombela
KEYWORDS: DURBAN, LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION POLICY, LANGUAGE RIGHTS, SCHOOL CHILDREN
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/november-2009/do-you-understand
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6120

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Abstract

If a child's ability to think abstractly is dependent on the development and use of language, then children who are not proficient in the language in which they learn and are taught will struggle to master conceptual knowledge. Sithabile Ntombela relates a case study of how Zungu Primary School in greater Durban addresses this difficulty.