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Title:Die interaktiewe leesbenadering: 'n alternatief vir tradisionele maniere van leesonderrig = The interactive approach to reading instruction: an alternative to traditional ways of teaching reading
Author:Le Cordeur, Michael
Periodical:Tydskrif vir geesteswetenskappe (ISSN 0041-4751)
Geographic term:South Africa
primary education
teaching methods
Abstract:Recent literacy results in South Africa show that only 15 percent of all grade 3 learners and less than 10 percent of all grade 6 learners performed at an appropriate level. According to education specialists the results of these tests show that quality teaching is not practiced in the country. Many researchers argue that the problem starts in the foundation phase where learners fail to acquire the basic skills in literacy. This article focuses on one of the possible reasons for the deterioration of literacy in South Africa despite considerable efforts by the Education Department to rectify the situation. This reason lies in teaching methods, with teachers relying mainly on traditional approaches to teaching reading. As opposed to these top-down or bottum-up approaches a more interactive approach is recommended. The article also proposes a framework of what should be taught and assessed within the interactive model. Bibliogr., sum. in English and Afrikaans, text in Afrikaans. [Journal abstract, edited]