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dc.contributor.advisor Kibirige, I. Mogofe, Romulus Asaph 2016-12-15T12:43:11Z 2016-12-15T12:43:11Z 2016
dc.description Thesis (M. A. (Education)) -- University of Limpopo, 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract Poor performance, by English Language Learners (ELLs), in Science examinations remains a thorny issue in countries where English is not the home language. Research around the world and the Department of Basic Education in South Africa have long recommended the integration of Language Literacy skills in the teaching of Physical Sciences in order to solve this issue. Despite that, learners’ poor performance in Physical Sciences examinations has been found to be positively related to low language literacy skills. The questions are: Do Physical Sciences teachers integrate language literacy skills in teaching the subject?; If yes, to what extent is the integration of language literacy skills practiced in Physical Sciences classroom? In an attempt to answer the above questions, a quantitative survey was carried out in Riba Cross District of Sekhukhune Region of Limpopo Province in South Africa. 211 learners and five teachers from selected nine schools took part in the study and questionnaires were used to collect data. Data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics and the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22 was used. The results indicate that Language Literacy skills are integrated into the teaching of Physical Sciences in Riba Cross District, despite concerns raised by the teachers. The areas of concern include letting learners to argue using evidences and writing reports. Furthermore, schools with large classes have challenges in integrating Language Literacy Skills in the teaching of Physical Sciences. Therefore, further studies are recommended which should integrate both qualitative and quantitative approaches in school contexts. en_US
dc.format.extent viii, 100 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject English language learners en_US
dc.subject Language literacy skills en_US
dc.subject Physical science en_US
dc.subject Riba Cross District en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Language transfer (language learning) en_US
dc.title Integrating language literacy skills in teaching physical sciences in Riba Cross District, South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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