An Investigation Of Reading Methods Used By Basic Education Teaching Diploma (Betd) Primary School Teachers In The Kavango Education Region Of Namibia

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ABSTRACT

This study investigated how Basic Education Teaching Diploma (BETD) graduate teachers applied teaching methods of reading that they were taught at college in their teaching of reading in schools. Using a qualitative case study approach, a non-probability convenience sampling method was employed to select 19 teachers from 5 primary schools in Rundu Circuit, Kavango Region of Namibia. To find out how the selected teachers used the teaching methods they were taught at college. Data were collected from them through face-to-face semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions. Results of the study revealed that the majority of the respondents did not use the methods to teaching reading that they were taught at the College. In fact about 21% of the respondents did not recall the teaching methods taught to them at college. Instead, the majority of them used methods to teaching reading that were ad hoc and unsupported by literature. In teaching reading most of the respondents faced challenges in the form of lack of resources, overcrowded classes and the interference of learning English as a subject with learning how to read and write in the mother tongue. In addition to discussing these and other results of the study it is strongly recommended that the application of appropriate methods of teaching reading in Lower Primary schools in the Kavango region in particular and in Namibia in general should be monitored and evaluated through tailor-made continuous professional development seminars and workshops.

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APA

Kekhani-Mhoney, M (2021). An Investigation Of Reading Methods Used By Basic Education Teaching Diploma (Betd) Primary School Teachers In The Kavango Education Region Of Namibia. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-of-reading-methods-used-by-basic-education-teaching-diploma-betd-primary-school-teachers-in-the-kavango-education-region-of-namibia

MLA 8th

Kekhani-Mhoney, Moira "An Investigation Of Reading Methods Used By Basic Education Teaching Diploma (Betd) Primary School Teachers In The Kavango Education Region Of Namibia" Afribary. Afribary, 28 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-of-reading-methods-used-by-basic-education-teaching-diploma-betd-primary-school-teachers-in-the-kavango-education-region-of-namibia. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

MLA7

Kekhani-Mhoney, Moira . "An Investigation Of Reading Methods Used By Basic Education Teaching Diploma (Betd) Primary School Teachers In The Kavango Education Region Of Namibia". Afribary, Afribary, 28 Apr. 2021. Web. 24 Jan. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-of-reading-methods-used-by-basic-education-teaching-diploma-betd-primary-school-teachers-in-the-kavango-education-region-of-namibia >.

Chicago

Kekhani-Mhoney, Moira . "An Investigation Of Reading Methods Used By Basic Education Teaching Diploma (Betd) Primary School Teachers In The Kavango Education Region Of Namibia" Afribary (2021). Accessed January 24, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-of-reading-methods-used-by-basic-education-teaching-diploma-betd-primary-school-teachers-in-the-kavango-education-region-of-namibia