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Implementing the School-based Assessment in English in Jamaica: Teachers’ Perceptions, Preparedness and Challenges

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SKU: JEDIC-1702

This study investigated the perceptions, preparedness of, and the challenges encountered by teachers of English as they implemented the CSEC English SBA in Jamaican secondary schools for the first time. Data collected through a survey of 124 randomly selected teachers of English and analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-Tests, ANOVA, and crosstabulations showed that teachers had a predominantly negative perception of the CSEC English SBA. This negative perception was strongly and positively associated with the teachers’ being unprepared to implement the English SBA.

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Teaching Language And Literacy in Vernacular Situations: Participant Evaluation of An In-Service Teachers' Workshop

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SKU: jedic 5-1-5

The special problems of teaching Standard English in the officially English-speaking Caribbean are reviewed.

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

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SKU: jedic 8-7
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Attitudes of Teachers to St. Lucian Language Varieties

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SKU: cje 28-1-3

Some studies of the St. Lucian language situation have reported that St. Lucians are ambivalent toward French Creole and English, two dominant varieties spoken on the island. Recent sociolinguistic surveys have reported the emergence of an Englishlexicon vernacular that is now widely spoken, mostly by younger generations in and around the urban centres and in rural areas as well. This paper reports the findings of a study on the attitudes of student teachers toward the three language varieties.

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English Language Education Policy and Divergent Realities: A University of the West Indies Case Study

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SKU: cje 29-2-7

The political dimension of English language education in Commonwealth Caribbean colonial societies has been widely recognised both within and outside of the Caribbean (Bryan 2002; Pennycooke 1995; Ricento 2000).

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Modelling the Sounds of Standard Jamaican English in a Grade 2 Classroom

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SKU: cje 29-2-5

In Jamaica, from grade 1 up, patterns of the Standard Jamaican English (SJE) sound system are taught in classes with a view to helping children become conscious of the different shapes of sounds. The aim of this article is to examine one of those patterns: the pronunciation of (-t, -d) consonants in word-final consonant clusters in words such as must, went, accident, cold, left. Twenty-four children—seven years of age—and one teacher were studied.

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The Use of Jamaican Literature in the Jamaican English Language Class: A Rationale and a Model

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SKU: cje 29-2-4

The idea of using literature in the English language classroom is certainly not a novel one. Indeed, as early as the nineteenth century, English literature was taught in Europe mainly for the purpose of teaching English language skills, by placing emphasis on the ways in which writers expressed their ideas and articulated their thoughts (Milner and Milner 2003). This was because the teaching of literature, which was mainly done in Greek and Latin, focused on grammar analyses, rhetoric and, to a lesser extent, philosophy (Rosenblatt 1991).

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An Approach to Teaching English and Caribbean Poetry in Japan

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SKU: CJE-009

Introducing any poetry composed in English into Japanese classrooms of higher education requires two processes: one is the translation of English poems into Japanese and the next is to familiarize Japanese students with the cultural contexts in which the poetry is written and read. Once the two requisites have been achieved, Japanese students are able to enjoy the culturally different world of English poetry.

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