Author Archives: Sitwe

About Sitwe

Sitwe Benson Mkandwire is a researcher, teacher and writer. He is currently based at the University of Zambia, School of Education, Department of Language and Social Sciences Education.

Sitwe Benson Mkandawire Publications

Publications Mkandawire, Sitwe Benson (2018) Literacy Versus Language: Exploring their Similarities and Differences. Journal of Lexicography and Terminology, 2 (1), 37-55. ISSN: 2517-9306 Mkandawire, Sitwe Benson (2018) Cultural Preservation Literacy in Zambia: A Case Study of the Lala People of Serenje … Continue reading

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The Importance or Significance of Local Zambian Languages in Education, Development and Mass Mobilisation

This article was extracted from a research study and was already published in a Journal. If you want to cite this article, cite it as follows: Mkandawire, Sitwe Benson (2017). Familiar Language Based Instruction versus Unfamiliar Language for the Teaching … Continue reading

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FAMILIAR LANGUAGE BASED INSTRUCTION VERSUS UNFAMILIAR LANGUAGE FOR THE TEACHING OF READING AND WRITING LITERACY SKILLS: A FOCUS ON ZAMBIAN LANGUAGES AND ENGLISH AT TWO PRIMARY SCHOOL IN LUSAKA

If you want to cite this article, use this: Mkandawire, Sitwe Benson (2017). Familiar Language Based Instruction versus Unfamiliar Language for the Teaching of Reading and Writing Skills: A Focus on Zambian Languages and English at two Primary Schools in … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 170,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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Theories of Literacy and Theories of Literacy Development

Reference as: Mkandawire, S. B. (2015). LTC 1000 Theories of Literacy and Theories of Literacy Development. The University of Zambia Lecture notes for week 9. Retrieved from https://sitwe.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/306/ What is a Theory? A theory is an idealized representation of reality … Continue reading

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Types of Literacy or Literacies

Reference as: Mkandawire, S. B. (2015). LTC 1000 Types of Literacy or Literacies. The University of Zambia Lecture notes for week 2. Retrieved from https://sitwe.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/types-of-literacy-or-literacies/ Types of Literacy In today’s world, there are different forms and types of literacies that … Continue reading

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Introduction to Literacy

Reference as: Mkandawire, Sitwe Benson (2015) LTC1100 Introduction to Literacy. The University of Zambia Lecture notes for week 1. Retrieved from https://sitwe.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/introduction-to-literacy/ 1.2 What is Literacy? In today’s world, Literacy as an emerging academic field of study is one of … Continue reading

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