Effectiveness of music education in developing and fostering reading and writing for learners

Reading & Writing

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Title Effectiveness of music education in developing and fostering reading and writing for learners
Creator Yende, Sakhiseni J.
Subject — infrastructure; music education; reading; rural-based schools; writing
Description Background: It is well-known, but perhaps not well documented, that after the first democratic elections in 1994, South African education was declared standard. However, poverty is widespread in rural-based schools, which negatively impacts the development of quality education for learners. This is attributed to the unique challenges that learners in rural-based schools face that affect their quality of education. Apart from inadequate state funding, insufficient resources, and underqualified teachers, learners are faced with poor reading and writing in foreign languages such as English. Furthermore, teaching language incorporating music as a supportive tool has been neglected. Music can be a powerful tool for language teaching for several reasons. This has become a significant contributor and barrier to effective education.Objective: Therefore, from this background, this article aims to discuss the effectiveness of music education in developing and fostering reading and writing in rural-based schools.Method: A qualitative research method was used embedded within content analysis of existing scholarly writings.Results: Framed within music learning theory, the findings of this article reveal that music education plays an essential role in improving the readability of learners, especially in rural-based schools.Conclusion: This article concludes by affirming that music education is essential in developing and fostering the reading and writing of languages such as English in rural-based schools. However, this calls for the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to provide a proper music infrastructure in rural-based schools.Contribution: This article provides new insight about the role of music education in improving reading and writing for learners.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Date 2023-12-18
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/rw.v14i1.425
Source Reading & Writing; Vol 14, No 1 (2023); 10 pages 2308-1422 2079-8245
Language eng
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