Evaluating the awareness and knowledge of dyslexia among primary school teachers in Tshwane District, South Africa

African Journal of Disability

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Title Evaluating the awareness and knowledge of dyslexia among primary school teachers in Tshwane District, South Africa
Creator Makgato, Mary M. Leseyane-Kgari, Monicca Cekiso, Madoda Mandende, Itani P. Masha, Rose
Subject Language learning; dyslexia dyslexia; reading; dyslexic learner; reading instruction; teacher knowledge
Description Background: Many developed countries have made rapid strides in addressing issues related to dyslexia but in the developing countries like South Africa, it has not received adequate attention.Objectives: The study therefore sought to evaluate awareness and knowledge of dyslexia among primary school teachers working in the government sector.Methods: A phenomenological design was used and the study followed a mixed methods approach. The sample included 30 purposively selected primary school teachers. A questionnaire that consisted of true and false questions, closed-ended questions and open-ended questions was used to collect data. SPSS Version 22 and Excel Data Analyser 4 were used to analyse the quantitative data whereas the qualitative data was analysed thematically.Results: The results indicated that the primary school teachers had a basic awareness and knowledge of dyslexia. Many of them were found to be using limited strategies in order to teach learners with dyslexia in their classrooms.Conclusion: Based on the findings, recommendations such as early diagnoses through testing, parental involvement, conducive learning environment and teachers’ professional development regarding dyslexia were made.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor None
Date 2022-04-28
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — mixed methods
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ajod.v11i0.807
Source African Journal of Disability; Vol 11 (2022); 12 pages 2226-7220 2223-9170
Language eng
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Coverage South Africa 2019 Primary school teachers, males and females
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