Learning (dis)advantage in matriculation language classrooms

Prinsloo, J. (2006) Learning (dis)advantage in matriculation language classrooms. In: Marking matric : colloquium proceedings. HSRC, Pretoria, South Africa, pp. 185-200. ISBN 0-7969-2116-4



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During the first decade of democracy in South Africa formal education has been characterised by sweeping policy shifts and consequent curriculum revision. In many instances, curricular revisions are criticised for failing to effect desired or anticipated changes. In this chapter the focus is on the language curriculum and the associated practices, or what I refer to as the literacy practices that have become naturalised over decades and persist in the present. The argument that is presented here contends that to enable effective change, it is essential to understand better what has historically constituted literacy practices and to recognise their social, cultural and economic implications.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:This appeared as Chapter 13 under Section 4 of the book called: Marking matric : colloquium proceedings / edited by Vijay Reddy
Uncontrolled Keywords:education; literacy; curriculum revision; formal education; literacy practices; policy; language curriculum; grading and marking; educational tests and measurement; South Africa
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Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Humanities > Journalism and Media Studies
ID Code:856
Deposited By: Ms T Kerrich - Walker
Deposited On:23 Nov 2007
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