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Caribbean Journal of Education

Literacy and Learning through Literature in the Junior Years: A Prototype Project

Publication Date: 
December 2006

Literacy acquisition and development among primary-age children is a main focus of inquiry and research for different institutions and organizations in the Caribbean. In Jamaica, educational bodies such as the School of Education, University of the West Indies, and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture (MOEYC), have implemented literacy projects like the Language Materials Workshop (LMW), the New Horizon Project, the Jamaica All-Age School Project, and UNICEF-Jamaica Literacy through Literature in Zone 40, Clarendon (Webster and Walters 1998). The Literature-Based Language Arts Project (LBLAP), which was carried out by literacy researchers at the School of Education, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, came into existence as a response to the continuing underachievement in literacy among Jamaican children in spite of many efforts in the past, and the rising national concern about this issue.

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