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dc.contributor.advisor McCabe, R. V. Maja, Raymond Nkhono
dc.contributor.other Themane, M. J. 2017-05-23T12:04:11Z 2017-05-23T12:04:11Z 2016
dc.description Thesis (M.A. (English Studies)) --University of Limpopo, 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract Local and international assessments on reading have shown over the past years that South African primary schools learners fail to perform at the expected levels in comparison to their counterparts in other parts of the world. However, efforts by the Department of Education to improve the situation through the introduction of intervention programmes, like the Foundations for Learning do not seem to yield the expected results. This was evident in the Annual National Assessment reports which provided a gloomy picture despite the FFL’ s declared intention to improve reading performance to nothing less than 50%. This study therefore, sought to evaluate the implementation of the FFL reading guidelines. This study followed a qualitative research approach wherein observations and interviews were used to engage teachers in four selected Grade 6 rural schools. The resultant data was further corroborated by document analysis that confirmed the findings arrived at. The main finding emerging from this study was that schools treated the FFL reading guidelines as optional. Other findings were that the participating schools found it difficult to integrate the prescribed time allocated to reading activities into their school time tables without interfering with times allocated to other subjects. They therefore, resorted to their own discretion on how best to use the available time to engage learners in reading activities. The implications of the findings are that the reading guidelines were differently and partially implemented by the schools. The other implication was that the reading instruction conducted by the participating schools focused more on reading for assessment than on reading for pleasure. The ultimate goal of reading, which is to develop learners into independent readers, was therefore compromised. en_US
dc.format.extent iv, 98 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
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dc.subject Reading assessment en_US
dc.subject Primary school learners en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Books and reading -- South Africa en_US
dc.title An evaluation of the implementation of the foundations for learning reading guidelines in grade 6 classes in Malegale Circuit, Sekhukhune District en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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