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 under narrator
and sponsor identities through the use of AtlasTi software. The results of
the study show the role of historical, cultural and political contexts in shaping
literacy identities of student teachers. The results also show huge disparities of
literacy experiences among different racial and gender groupings, which highlight
social and educational opportunities. Using New literacies and
Multiliteracies frameworks, I consider how these literacy challenges may be
transformed to facilitate a just and equitable society. Particular implications of
the students’ constructions of literacy identities are considered at the end of the
The low literacy levels achieved by deaf children are of ongoing concern for
educators and researchers alike. This study aims to further enhance understanding of
issues that might impact on children’s literacy learning ...
Stobbart, Carlin Lillian(University of Pretoria, 2007-04-17)
The low literacy levels achieved by deaf children are of ongoing concern to educators and researchers alike. The present research considered emergent literacy as one aspect to consider in the acquisition of literacy skills ...
Children with cerebral palsy in South Africa may face various challenges in their acquisition of
literacy. In order to address these, an understanding of the nature of these challenges can be seen
as the first step. ...