SA Journal of Education, Vol 34, No 1 (2014)

Learners’ experiences of learning support in selected Western Cape schools

Olaniyi Bojuwoye, Mokgadi Moletsane, Sindiswa Stofile, Nadeen Moolla, Fredrick Sylvester


The study explored Western Cape primary and secondary school learners’ experiences
regarding the provision and utilization of support services for improving learning. A qualitative
interpretive approach was adopted and data gathered through focus group interviews involving
90 learners. Results revealed that learners received and utilized various forms of learning
support from their schools, teachers, and peers. The learning support assisted in meeting
learners’ academic, social and emotional needs by addressing barriers to learning, creating
conducive learning environments, enhancing learners’ self-esteem and improving learners’
academic performance.

doi: 10.15700/201412121002

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