This article interprets narratives that have dominated the public sphere in
post-apartheid South Africa, following the influx of African migrants. It uses qualitative
data from personal interviews with local South Africans, ...
Boakye, Naomi Adjoa Nana Yeboah(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-11-17)
This article reports on the extensive reading (ER) component of a reading intervention
programme to improve first-year students’ reading proficiency. To make the intervention more
practical and to accelerate improvement, ...
Boakye, Naomi Adjoa Nana Yeboah(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2017)
There have been a number of studies on reading interventions to improve students’ reading proficiency, yet the
majority of these interventions are undertaken with the assumption that students’ reading challenges are ...
Olivier, Alet Petronella(University of Pretoria, 2018)
Voice is not a new concept in writing; however, it is relatively new in the field of academic writing. The main aim of this research is to determine how voice as a social construct is understood and perceived by doctoral ...
This article discusses how violence between South Africans and Somali migrants plays out in different forms of spatial contestation, victimization and resistance during xenophobic attacks. It analyses Somalis’ entrepreneurial ...
Carstens, Adelia(Stellenbosch University, Library and Information Service, 2017)
In hierdie artikel word die praktyk van transtaling ondersoek binne die konteks van ’n akademiesegeletterdheidsmodule wat in 2016 in Engels aangebied is vir Afrikaanssprekende eerstejaarstudente in Konstruksie-ekonomie. ...
Ebrahim, Ruebecca; Julie, H.(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2017-03)
BACKGROUND. Service learning (SL) as a pedagogy in higher education must be differentiated from other services with a primarily philanthropic intent.
Dental therapy and oral hygiene students at Sefako Makgatho Health ...
This article is based on a collection of stories about victimisation and
resilience, told by thirty Somali refugees in Cape Town, South Africa. It seeks to
understand how this group of displaced persons remembers their ...
Fouche, Ilse; Corbett, A.D. (Thea); Immelman, Susan(South African Association for Language Teaching, 2017-06)
A lack of transfer of academic literacy
competencies was identified by academic
literacy and Statistics lecturers involved
in an extended programme course.
This paper reports on one attempt
at a workable collaborative ...
Fouche, Ilse(South African Association for Language Teaching, 2017)
Academic literacy interventions are
becoming increasingly important in a
country where the secondary education
system no longer adequately prepares
students for the literacy demands of
higher education. This article ...
Boakye, Naomi Adjoa Nana Yeboah(University of Stellenbosch, Education Faculty, Department of Curriculum Studies, 2017)
The purpose of the study was to determine the efficacy of an integrated cognitive and affective approach to improve students’ reading proficiency by improving their affective levels and strategy use. A survey was conducted ...
Pineteh, Ernest A.; Mulu, Thecla N.(Centre for Refugee Studies, York University and Queen’s University, 2016)
This article examines the memories of a group of Cameroonian
asylum-seekers in South Africa, analyzing personal
accounts of memories of fear, suffering, and pain as well as
resilience and heroism during their forced ...
Carstens, Adelia(University of Stellenbosch, Education Faculty, Department of Curriculum Studies, 2016)
The majority of South African universities are faced with the challenge of teaching subject-specific academic literacy in English to linguistically diverse student groups, while the academic literacy lecturers themselves ...
The purpose of the article is to report on a project aimed at exploring the use of
translanguaging as a strategy to support bi-/multilingual students in acquiring
academic literacy in English while promoting the ...
Carstens, Adelia(Vaal Triangle Faculty of Northwest University in South Africa, 2016-09-29)
BACKGROUND : In the construction industry, there is an increased awareness of the importance of
soft skills. However, no empirical studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of
pedagogical strategies in higher ...
Ralarala, M.K.; Pineteh, Ernest A.; Mchiza, Z.(Unisa Press, 2016-10-17)
South African universities have become institutions of choice for international students, particularly those who hail from other African countries. Apart from presenting a beehive of cultures and languages, this segment ...
Fouche, Ilse; Van Dyk, Tobie; Butler, Gustav(Stellenbosch University, Library and Information Service, 2016)
Considering the vast array of academic literacy interventions that are presented both nationally and internationally, and the resources required to present these interventions, it is becoming increasingly important for ...
Vivian, Brenda; Fourie, Reinhardt(South African Association for Language Teaching, 2016)
Formalised postgraduate writing
support centres are a relatively new
phenomenon at the majority of South
African universities and have not yet
been researched intensively. This article,
which forms part of a mandated ...
This article reports on a study of pre-service teachers’ literacy narratives
in a South African institution of higher learning. Literacy self-narratives of
57 students were collected and analysed for categories and themes ...
Rambiritch, Avasha(South African Association for Language Teaching, 2015)
The value of peer-tutoring has been highlighted in a number of studies. But often the value of such support is lost on, especially, first year students, who perceive such support as an indication that they may be 'lacking' ...