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LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT IN VOCATIONAL TRAINING

By V. Webb, J. Read and Centrepol Up

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The basic problem at which this paper is directed, is the high levels of poverty among especially black South Africans and the disparities in the distribution of wealth (largely along racial lines) in the country. One of the reasons for this situation is the under-preparedness of lower-level workers regarding their vocational knowledge and skills, which is at least partly due to the language factor in their vocational training. The language factor, we argue, works in at least two ways: firstly through the use of a language of learning which inhibits th

Year: 2011
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