Rasana, Nomakhosazana Hazel (2003) The reading preferences of grade 11 ESL learners in Grahamstown. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.
This survey investigates learners’ reading preferences in selected Eastern Cape secondary schools where English is taught as a second language. It seeks to understand the reading patterns and interests of Grade 11s, and the role played by parents, teachers, school and public libraries in promoting a love for reading. Focus group interviews and questionnaires were used to gather data over a period of six weeks. All Grade 11 learners from eight Grahamstown secondary schools where English is taught as a second language participated. Data was analysed using Biomedical Data Programme Statistical Software (BMDP). Chi-square (X ²) tests and t-tests for proportions were used specifically to determine significant differences in the groups (i.e. gender effect, schools and language effect). The data suggest that ESL Grade 11s: 1) do have preferred reading material; 2) have preferred authors; 3) have a preferred language they read in; and 4) read for information. Limited access to reading material affects their reading patterns and ability.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Reading, English teaching, Foreign speakers|
|Subjects:||L Education > L Education (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty > Faculty of Education > Education|
|Deposited By:||Mrs Carol Perold|
|Deposited On:||16 Jan 2012 07:22|
|Last Modified:||16 Jan 2012 07:22|
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