Recommended Research and Other Readings

Nal’ibali Research Briefing 3: Telling Tales – The Story of the Nal’ibali Reading-for-Enjoyment Supplements

Now in its second year of production, Professor of Language in Education at the University of Reading, Viv Edwards, evaluates the bilingual reading-for-enjoyment […]

Nal’ibali Research Briefing 2: A snapshot of Langa, Western Cape

This is the second briefing undertaken as part of formative research for the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign. The briefings focus on “Stories […]

Nal’ibali Research Briefing 1: A snapshot of Rawsonville, Western Cape

This is the first briefing undertaken as part of formative research for the Nal’ibali Campaign. The briefings focus on “Stories […]

Formative Evaluation of the First Phase of First Words in Print

Authors: Angela Schaffer, Kathy Watters This paper summarizes the results of evaluation research conducted by the two authors on the […]

The Experience of Mother Tongue-Based Education in Post-Colonial Africa, with Special Reference to South Africa

Author: Neville Alexander The Experience of Mother Tongue-Based Education in Post-Colonial Africa, with Special Reference to South Africa

The Collection and Recording of Xhosa Oral Material in the Form of Rhymes and Wordplay to Enhance Literacy Learning and Development in Early Child Education

Author: Zanele Mbude Final report addressing the initial topic of research: “What is it that is taught to young children […]

Literacy and Linguistic Diversity in a Global Perspective: an Intercultural Exchange with African Countries

Editor: Neville Alexander and Brigitta Busch This volume is published by the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) in Graz […]

Interactive Reflective Journal Writing as a Tool for Mentoring and Teacher Professional Development: A Case Study

Author: Xolisa Guzula This dissertation explores interactive reflective journal writing as a tool for teacher professional development and monitoring. The […]

Creating Literate School Communities: Vulindela Reading Clubs

Authors: Neville Alexander, Carole Bloch, Nadeema Jogee, Xolisa Guzula, Ntombizanele Mahobe, PRAESA Early Literacy Unit This is a concept paper […]

Language and Poverty Conference: The Impact of Hegemony of English on Access to and Quality of Education

Author: Neville Alexander The author identifies the difficulty of isolating language medium as a factor or a variable in the […]

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