Final-year teacher training students' perceptions of THRASS

dc.contributor.authorChigona, Agnes
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-17T11:35:30Z
dc.date.available2018-05-17T11:35:30Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.updated2016-01-18T13:03:34Z
dc.description.abstractOur purpose was to see if THRASS (Teaching Handwriting, Reading and Spelling Skills) is a programme that should be taught to Foundation Phase (FP) and Intermediate/Senior Phases (ISP) pre-service teachers at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). The term 'literacy' is defined as an evolving, developing and complex concept, not only because it describes a set of practices, but also because it is context-driven. The THRASS programme is fundamentally for teaching phonics, and is described as being at the 'word' level teaching of literacy. We argue that word level teaching should be done in context and within texts. A mixed method research design was used in order to provide better understandings and answers to the research question: What are the BEd 4 students' perceptions of THRASS? A questionnaire and two focus group interviews were used to gather data. Qualitative data were analysed, using an inductive approach. The findings confirm that pre-service teachers going to teach in schools feel prepared to teach reading, but not spelling or creative writing.
dc.identifier.apacitationChigona, A. (2010). Final-year teacher training students' perceptions of THRASS. <i>South African Journal of Education</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28095en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationChigona, Agnes "Final-year teacher training students' perceptions of THRASS." <i>South African Journal of Education</i> (2010) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28095en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationCondy, J., Chigona, A., Chetty, R., & Thornhill, C. (2010). Final-year teacher training students' perceptions of THRASS. South African Journal of Education, 30(2), 261-275.
dc.identifier.ris TY - AU - Chigona, Agnes AB - Our purpose was to see if THRASS (Teaching Handwriting, Reading and Spelling Skills) is a programme that should be taught to Foundation Phase (FP) and Intermediate/Senior Phases (ISP) pre-service teachers at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). The term 'literacy' is defined as an evolving, developing and complex concept, not only because it describes a set of practices, but also because it is context-driven. The THRASS programme is fundamentally for teaching phonics, and is described as being at the 'word' level teaching of literacy. We argue that word level teaching should be done in context and within texts. A mixed method research design was used in order to provide better understandings and answers to the research question: What are the BEd 4 students' perceptions of THRASS? A questionnaire and two focus group interviews were used to gather data. Qualitative data were analysed, using an inductive approach. The findings confirm that pre-service teachers going to teach in schools feel prepared to teach reading, but not spelling or creative writing. DA - 2010 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - South African Journal of Education LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2010 T1 - Final-year teacher training students' perceptions of THRASS TI - Final-year teacher training students' perceptions of THRASS UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28095 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/28095
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationChigona A. Final-year teacher training students' perceptions of THRASS. South African Journal of Education. 2010; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28095.en_ZA
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Information Systemsen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Commerceen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.sourceSouth African Journal of Education
dc.source.urihttp://www.sajournalofeducation.co.za/index.php/saje/
dc.subject.otherdeveloping countries
dc.subject.othergraphemes
dc.subject.otherliteracy
dc.subject.otherphonemes
dc.subject.otherpreservice teachers' perceptions
dc.subject.othersynthetic and analytic phonics
dc.subject.otherTHRASS
dc.titleFinal-year teacher training students' perceptions of THRASS
dc.typeJournal Article
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