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 by focusing on a description of home-based literacy experiences of severely to profoundly deaf preschoolers as provided by their hearing parents. Parents of 29 preschool deaf children were selected to complete a questionnaire, which was based on four identified literacy contexts: the
physical and functional context, the language context, the affective context, and the educational context. Results indicated that the children are exposed to literacy-rich home environments. Limitations in the quantity and quality of text-based interaction between the deaf preschoolers, their hearing parents, and older siblings were identified. Furthermore, parents regarded development of language and communication as more important than early acquisition of literacy skills. Parents assigned the greatest responsibility in teaching literacy skills to teachers.
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 ...
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. ...