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dc.contributor.authorPretorius, Elizabeth J.
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-21T07:40:09Z
dc.date.available2016-07-21T07:40:09Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationPretorius, E. J. (2014). Supporting transition or playing catch-up in Grade 4? Implications for standards in education and training. Perspectives in Education: Standards in education and training: the challenge, 32(1), 51-76.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0258-2236 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2519-593X (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3616
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes an intervention programme that was originally intended to support transition to English as language of learning and teaching (LoLT) in Grade 4 in a township school, using a pre- and post-test design. Because the pre-tests revealed very poor literacy levels in both Zulu home language and English, the intervention programme was modified in an attempt to fast-track the learners to literacy levels more appropriate to their grade. This paper outlines the intervention, presents the pre- and post-test results of the English literacy assessments, reflects on the effects of the intervention, and briefly considers some of the reasons for the initial poor literacy performance. Finally, a model for literacy development in high-poverty contexts is proposed to minimise the need to play catch-up in the Intermediate Phase.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Education, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectLiteracyen_ZA
dc.subjectDecodingen_ZA
dc.subjectComprehensionen_ZA
dc.subjectGrade 4en_ZA
dc.subjectFoundation Phaseen_ZA
dc.subjectIntermediate Phaseen_ZA
dc.subjectHigh-poverty schoolsen_ZA
dc.titleSupporting transition or playing catch-up in Grade 4? Implications for standards in education and trainingen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderFaculty of Education, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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