The effectiveness of the "Hiway" literacy programme for learner support in the foundation and intermediate phase / Milson Donald Hailstones

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dc.contributor.author Hailstones, Milson Donald
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-16T12:49:04Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-16T12:49:04Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/1584
dc.description Thesis (M.Ed.)--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2007.
dc.description.abstract A literature-survey indicated that there is a need for complete reading programmes that are integrated within the mainstream to meet the unique needs of learners who struggle to read in South African schools. Recent research suggests that the use of 'evidence-based', complete reading programmes are effective multi-purpose tools for reading intervention, cognitive enrichment, and identification of learners unresponsive to regular literacy instruction. The main conclusion of, this study was ,that the HlWAY READING & SPELLING PROGRAMME© is a complete reading programme, comprising of multiple components including phonemic awareness instruction, systematic phonics instruction, fluency training, vocabulary building and comprehension strategy training components. It is also a much-needed tool for in-service and pre-service teacher training and whole-school capacity building in the implementation of evidence-based reading instruction. A pre-test-post-test control group design was used. The weight of evidence obtained in this investigation indicates that the HRSP caused a statistically significant improvement in spelling and reading comprehension measures. The HRSP was successfully integrated within the mainstream, and the effect sizes obtained in this study were large Recommendations were offered with regard to the use of the complete reading programmes like the HRSP in school contexts to address the needs of learners unresponsive to literacy intervention.
dc.publisher North-West University
dc.subject Cognitive development en
dc.subject Complete reading programme en
dc.subject Evidence-based reading instruction en
dc.subject Mainstreaming en
dc.subject Reading comprehension en
dc.subject Reading difficulty en
dc.subject Systematic phonics instruction en
dc.title The effectiveness of the "Hiway" literacy programme for learner support in the foundation and intermediate phase / Milson Donald Hailstones en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.thesistype Masters

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