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Job title: 
Senior Lecturer in Language, Literature and Literacy Education


Research Interests: 
Improving the quality of teaching and learning the secondary and tertiary levels
Developing literacies as social practices in Creole-speaking environments 
Qualifications & Experience: 

Dr. Feraria holds four graduate degrees with specialized study in Language Curriculum Studies, English Literature, Literacy Studies and the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages. She also holds a post graduate degree in Religion. She is the 1997 John Hornby Scholar for Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2006 she received high Commendation in The University of the West Indies/ Guardian Life Premium Award for Excellence in Teaching.  Dr. Feraria has served as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies. She is an outstanding writer of language Arts textbooks at the secondary and primary levels and consultant curriculum writer for various language and literacy curricula including adult literacy. Dr Feraria is known for her innovative teaching and intervention programmes on radio and television. She is the Director and Host of the UWI English Olympiad; a school-based and radio-based innovation immersion in English in a Creole-speaking Environment and Master Teacher and host of The School of Education Radio Active Classroom Recently, her innovativeness in course delivery and assessment was recognized as The University of the West Indies Best Practice in Quality and Content for the Caribbean. She currently serves as the Assistant Chief Examiner English A for the Caribbean Council Examinations Council.

  • Feraria, P.J. (2012) Tutorial rites of passage: Student Teachers' Self Study of their University Graduate Profile The UWI Quality Education Forum:  The University Graduate as Citizen. Volume 18: pp 39-55. 2012
  • Feraria, P. J. (2012) Achieve: A Complete Writing Course for Caribbean Students Book 4 CSEC Examination Level: Pearson International 
  • Feraria, P. J. (2008) Language Hurdles and the Race for Literacy: Implications for Caribbean Classrooms. In The Caribbean Issues, Challenges and Perspectives. Journal of the University College of the Cayman Island University of the Cayman Islands:  Grand Cayman.  August pp.126-148.
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