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dc.contributor.advisorNel, C.
dc.contributor.advisorDu Toit, P.
dc.contributor.authorErasmus, Myrtle
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-17T13:00:53Z
dc.date.available2009-02-17T13:00:53Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/749
dc.descriptionThesis (M.Ed.)--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2007.
dc.description.abstractThe modern computerised era in which we live means that all areas of society are subjected to information technology. Children are increasingly exposed to and have access to computers, which necessarily have an influence on their education and development. Seeing that children are the most receptive group when it comes to exposure to new technology, this may have enriching effects on computer literacy, which is often considered part of general literacy. With regards to literacy, reading is one of the skills which pose a high challenge. It is also a key skill that opens the world of information, as most information is received through reading. Any reading stimulation via electronic or printed media that encourages learners to read is considered to improve reading ability, reading speed, reading comprehension and phonetic awareness. The aim of this study was to determine whether there was a correlation between early computer exposure and experience (both computer access and use) and reading ability of grade 1 learners. In this study a one shot cross-sectional survey design was used. Schools with grade 1 learners in the Umvoti district of Kwa Zulu Natal were selected to participate in the study - stratified sampling was used. The grade 1 classes were selected on the basis of random sampling. The selected classes (N=4; 85 learners) participated 'intact' in the study. The data was analysed using descriptive as well as inferential statistics (e.g. MANCOVA).
dc.publisherNorth-West University
dc.subjectComputer exposureen
dc.subjectComputer experienceen
dc.subjectComputer literacyen
dc.subjectComputer accessen
dc.subjectFrequency of using the computeren
dc.subjectReading abilityen
dc.subjectPhonetic awarenessen
dc.subjectReading comprehensionen
dc.subjectReading fluencyen
dc.subjectReading speeden
dc.subjectGrade 1-learnersen
dc.titleDie effek van vroeë rekenaarblootstelling en rekenaarervaring op die leesvaardigheid van graad 1-leerdersafr
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.thesistypeMasters


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