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“What they can’t read will hurt them”

Elizabeth J Pretorius

This article looks at the relationship between reading ability and scholastic or academic performance in the learning context.

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Why South African children underachieve in reading and mathematics

Judith O’Connell

Research has shown that less than 40% of South African learners are reading at the appropriate grade level in our primary schools. According to the latest international research almost 80% of South African learners do not develop basic reading skills by the time they reach Grade 5.

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Are positive self-perceptions and optimistic expectations really beneficial in an academic context?

Caryl Ochse

Theories suggest that mutable cognitive factors, such as self-perceptions and expectations of success, have a significant impact on motivation and achievement.

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