The Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA) is an independent research and development unit affiliated with the University of Cape Town. PRAESA’s work in literacy curricula, training, materials development and research has meaning making, stories and imagination as its compass point. PRAESA’s aim is to enable inspiring and motivating opportunities for literacy learning among and development for all children living in multilingual settings by transforming the way adults engage with children using print in both formally and informally structured educational settings.
Little Hands Project
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Sink or Swim: Navigating language in the Classroom
Sink or Swim: Navigating Language in the Classroom was produced by TOMIX productions for PRAESA in 2004. Through filmed lessons in a variety of classrooms and interviews, including with PRAESA founder Neville Alexander, this documentary shows the importance of mother tongue education and is as relevant today as it was when it was produced.