Show simple item record Mokibelo, E. 2011-11-22T09:51:07Z 2011-11-22T09:51:07Z 2010
dc.identifier.citation Mokibelo, E. (2010) Learner reading problems: a case of Khoe learners at Junior Secondary School, Marang: Journal of Language and Literature, Vol. 20, pp. 47-62 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1816-7659
dc.description.abstract This article is part of a larger tracer study that investigated Khoe learners' reading ability of English at junior secondary school in Botswana. The research was carried out at Motshegaletau Primary School and Mothamo Junior Community Secondary. The purpose of the study was to examine whether the reading problems identified among Khoe learners at primary level persisted to higher levels of education. The study, which was qualitative, used questionnaires, interviews, classroom observations, students' artefacts, and teachers' schemes and records of work to explore the subjects' reading skills. The findings indicate that Khoe learners lack comprehension strategies, have difficulties understanding implicit reading instructions, lack requisite vocabulary to facilitate reading and writing, do not actively participate in class and are generally slow readers. It is worth noting that some of the problems have persisted from primary level and resulted in poor performance in reading tasks at higher levels of education. The study recommends reading programmes that can empower students and alleviate at least some of these problems. Further, it suggests that teacher training programmes be revamped to equip teachers with necessary skills to handle complexity and deversity in the reading classrooms. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Botswana, Department of English, en_US
dc.subject Reading en_US
dc.subject Diversity en_US
dc.subject Empowerment en_US
dc.subject Comprehension strategies en_US
dc.subject Transformative en_US
dc.subject Independent readers en_US
dc.title Learner reading problems: a case of Khoe learners at Junior Secondary School en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US en_US

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