Where 'whole language' literacy and 'communicative' language teaching fail

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE AUTHOR(S): K.Heugh
KEYWORDS: EDUCATION, LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION POLICY, LITERACY, MOTHER-TONGUE EDUCATION, TEACHING
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-march-2013/where-whole-language-literacy-teaching-fails
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Abstract

Research data of learners in 'less' developed countries indicate that few students meet desired outcomes when the whole language and communicative approaches dominate. The data also shows that it is necessary to reconfigure how teaching happens in countries where English is not the most widely spoken language, Kathleen Heugh argued at an HSRC seminar.