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Literacy teacher standards

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This is a folder containing pdfs of articles accessed via the Annotated list of readings on literacy teacher competencies and standards file

Annotated list of readings on literacy teacher competencies and standards

This annotated bibliography was compiled as part of the PrimTEd project and comes from the Consolidated Literacy Work Group (CLWG), which focuses on developing new teacher graduates’ ability to teach African languages and English First Additional language, with a special focus on reading. The bibliography lists examples of literacy teacher competencies and standards relating to language and literacy teaching. Although originally completed in January 2018, it is designed in such a way that new entries can be added to it as new sources emerge.

Standards for South African language and literacy graduate teachers

These draft standards were prepared by members of the Consolidated Literacy Working Group of the Primary Teacher Education Project (PrimTEd). These have been discussed within the group, examined at a national consultation, and revised accordingly. They are now open for a further consultation and it must be emphasized that they are draft standards, standards are only truly such when they are recognized by the appropriate authority or authorities. They are standards that apply specifically to initial language and literacy teacher education with a specific focus on: • Developing new graduate teachers’ ability to teach literacy in African languages as home or additional languages, with a special focus on reading and writing; • English as a First Additional language with a special focus on reading and writing; and on using English as the medium of instruction (LoLT) across the curriculum • Developing new graduate teachers’ ability to teach literacy in English as a home or first additional language in multilingual contexts.

A provisional glossary of language and literacy terms

This glossary was compiled by members of the Consolidated Literacy Working Group in the course of their working on various projects of the group. It has no definitional authority but it may prove useful to academics working in the education of language and literacy teachers.