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Title:Evidence of acquisition of the reading skill related to comprehension of the narrative passages: data from the international literacy study pilot testing in Zimbabwe
Author:Moyana, R.
Year:1991
Periodical:Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research (ISSN 1013-3445)
Volume:3
Issue:2
Period:July
Pages:125-143
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:reading
pupils
education
literacy
basic education
Abstract:This article reports on evidence gathered from a selected group of form 2 (junior school) students in 7 schools in Harare and Mashonaland East regions of Zimbabwe. The students participated in a reading literacy test which was part of a pilot study that was carried out from September to November, 1989. The students read comprehensive passages and answered questions on them which were mostly of the multiple-choice type. Only in four passages was an open-ended question given. On the whole, students performed well. They performed best on those questions requiring a literal level of understanding. They performed less well on questions requiring interpretative and evaluative skills, and worst on the open-ended questions. Bibliogr.
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