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Education in the West Indies: Developments and Perspectives, 1948-1988

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SKU: JEDIC-0302

This collection of articles on education in the English-speaking Caribbean were 'volunteered' by academics at the University of the West Indies to mark its fortieth anniversary. They are arranged in two parts. Part One, 'Concern for a System' comprises three sections in which perspectives are put forward on some of the needs of the education system, the societal base and the curriculum change process. In Part Two 'Disciplinary Perspectives', contributors examine curriculum issues to do with the teaching of maths and science, technical and vocational education and the liberal arts.

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FORTHCOMING PUBLICATION - Teaching Language and Literacy: Policies and Procedures for Vernacular Situations

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SKU: JEDIC-0301

A recent report of a workshop on educational curriculum and remediation held by the Eastern Caribbean Education Reform Project (ECERP), provides an interesting backdrop to language education in the Caribbean and incidentally supports the rationale for this book.

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It Takes an Island: A Survey of Writing across the Curriculum at the University of The Bahamas

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SKU: CJE-40-12

This study presents the findings of a survey of faculty across the disciplines
at the University of The Bahamas (UB) regarding the types of writing they
assign students in their classes and the value they place on certain aspects of
students’ writing when assessing student work. A major goal of the study is
to build background knowledge about the state of writing instruction across
the disciplines at UB to support the growth of a possible Writing Across the
Curriculum (WAC) initiative. In the current study, UB faculty in the hard

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Exploring Beginning Teachers’ Perceptions of Their Experiences: Insights for Teacher Learning and Development

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SKU: jedic 16-2-5

This study presents the perceptions of three beginning teachers about their experiences as they implement the Revised Primary Curriculum at grades one to three in Jamaican classrooms. The study documents the beginning teachers’ views on their ability to interpret and enact the curriculum using knowledge from their teacher training programmes.

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Finding the Culture Space in the Classroom in Trinidad and Tobago since Independence

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SKU: jedic 15-1-4

Recent comments that the school curriculum of Trinidad and Tobago is “culturally irrelevant” prompted this research project. The research was undertaken through a series of focus group discussions with community artists, curriculum officers and public figures interested in education, to explore the following issues:

1. a definition of and justification for the concept of “cultural relevance”

2. evidence of its existence or lack of existence in the current school curriculum

3. how it could be promoted in the curriculum and the associated challenges.

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Educating for Values, Attitudes, and Character Development: Policy and Practice in the Formal Curriculum in Social Studies and History

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SKU: cje 25-2-2

Educating for values, attitudes, and character development is a lifelong issue, with concerns about the relevance and cultural appropriateness of the type of education and training offered at the various levels of the education system. In recent years in Jamaica, much emphasis has been placed on informal and nonformal learning to foster positive values, attitudes, and character development, mainly because of disillusionment with the formal curriculum’s ability to achieve such outcomes.

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The Curricular Role of School Librarians: Jamaican Secondary School Teachers' and Librarians' Perceptions and Their Implications for Curriculum Delivery

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SKU: cje 27-1-2

Based on data from a wider study of the perceptions of principals, teachers, and school librarians concerning the school librarian's role in Jamaican public secondary schools, this paper focuses on the teachers' and librarians' responses to two research questions in that study: (1) What do teachers perceive to be the role of a school librarian?

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Improving reading comprehension across the curriculum: Challenges and responses

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SKU: jedic 7-6

This article draws on a study designed to ascertain from students how they thought their teachers, parents and they themselves could improve their reading comprehension. The suggestions made by students were classified under classroom and out of classroom processes and these in turn were divided into cognitive and non-cognitive areas.

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The Treatment of Jamaican Creole by Curriculum Writers and Selected Teachers of English

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Perceptions of the Principal's Role in Curriculum Development in Selected Primary Schools in Jamaica

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SKU: jedic 9-4

This research was undertaken to investigate teachers' and principals' perceptions of the roles of principals in curriculum development in primary schools in central Jamaica. The sample consisted of thirty eight principals and three hundred and thirty-two teachers from thirty-nine primary schools. Data pertaining to teachers' and principals' perceptions were obtained through the Teachers' Evaluation of Principals Questionnaire and the Principals' Self Evaluation Questionnaire.

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