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dc.contributor.advisor Milubi, N. A. Sithole, Kateko Lucy 2020-10-21T10:29:52Z 2020-10-21T10:29:52Z 2019 2019
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D.(African languages)) --University of Limpopo, 2019 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigated the use of African languages as media of teaching and learning in public schools in Mopani District of Limpopo Province. The study was guided by a qualitative approach. A total of 30 educators from five primary schools participated in the study. Purposive sampling was used to select the participants. Interviews were used as a tool for data collection. Data from the interviews was analysed by means of thematic method of data analysis, and was presented in the form of themes. The results revealed that African languages are admired by most educators. The findings of this study revealed that it is possible to introduce African languages as media of teaching and learning in South Africa, but it will require an extensive preparation, which involves effective training of teachers and the acquisition of teaching and learning materials in African languages. The study also revealed that the current use of English and Afrikaans as media of teaching and learning contributes to poor academic performance of learners. The findings of the study have important implications for both learners and educators. The study will provide the National Department of Education with information it might need to review its language policy with regard to instructional languages. The study will also contribute towards knowledge of African languages as media of instruction, and will help school administrators and policy makers to understand challenges associated with the current medium of instruction and learner performance in schools in South Africa. All education stakeholders might be able to identify the causal factors of language failure rate in grade 12 en_US
dc.format.extent viii, 97 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject African languages en_US
dc.subject Mother tongue en_US
dc.subject Curriculum en_US
dc.subject Instruction en_US
dc.subject Media of teaching and learning en_US
dc.subject Educators en_US
dc.subject Learning en_US
dc.subject Academic perormance en_US
dc.subject Learners en_US
dc.subject.ddc 371.1022 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teaching en_US
dc.subject.lcsh African languages en_US
dc.subject.lcsh African language-Teaching and study en_US
dc.title The use of african language as media of teaching and learning in public schools in Mopani district (Limpopo Province):A critical analysis en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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