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Talking 'bout a (digital) Revolution: New Literacies, New Practices for New Times

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SKU: JEDIC-10-1-3

This paper reflects on the ways in which traditional notions of literacy are being challenged by new technologies, arguing that alongside a re-conceptualization of literacy, educators need to re-think literacy curriculum content and their approaches to teaching. Taking a view of literacy as a social practice, it discusses how increasing numbers of people in technologically rich environments are taking opportunities to produce complex digital texts as part of their everyday life.

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Editorial

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SKU: JEDIC-13-12-0

This double issue of the Journal of Education and Development in The Caribbean (JEDIC) honours Jossett Lewis‐Smikle, lecturer in Literacy Studies in the School of Education, University of the West Indies, Mona, who passed away in March 2013. Many in our university community and beyond will know of her unstinting commitment to literacy achievement in Jamaica through her teaching, research, curriculum development and community work.

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Language Education in the Caribbean: Selected Articles, by Dennis Craig. Eds. Jeanette Allsopp and Zellynne Jennings

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SKU: JEDIC-14-2-8

Language Education in the Caribbean: Selected Articles by Dennis Craig is a carefully selected collection of the writings of the late Dennis Craig (1929–2004). Edited by Jeannete Allsopp and Zellynne Jennings, the book contains eight of Craig’s “most representative articles” with a focus on language education in the Commonwealth Caribbean. The book is a rich resource for its intended audience of language teachers, creolists, practitioners and researchers in the field of Caribbean language education.

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Editorial

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SKU: JEDIC-15-1-0

To understand the significance of the online launch of this issue of the Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean (JEDIC), one must understand its beginnings. Created by the late Professor Dennis Craig and Professor Emerita Zellynne Jennings-Craig, JEDIC was birthed out of a need to produce scholarly research by and for the Caribbean people, pertaining to both education and development. The first issue, published in June 1997 in Guyana, produced four articles, one book review and one thesis abstract.

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Student Outcomes in TVET and Related Leadership and Management Principles and Practices in Selected Secondary Schools in Jamaica

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SKU: JEDIC-16-1-4

Technical and vocational education has become a strong focus area for Caribbean countries as they seek to advance their social and economic status in the globally competitive market. Given this context, schools in the Caribbean offer technical and vocational education and training (TVET) subjects to students from various examining bodies. This paper looks at how schools in Jamaica are doing in TVET in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations and the leadership and management principles and practices used in administering TVET in selected top performing schools.

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Disrupting (Mis)Representation in the Literacy Achievement of “(Under)Performing” Youth

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SKU: JEDIC-1802

National and international large-scale literacy assessments play an indelible role in impacting educational policy and curriculum across the globe. In fact, the value attached to these measures persists regardless of questions raised about the influence of the nature of such tests, characteristics and requirements of test items, and the ways in which demographic characteristics such as English learner status, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status (SES), and disability impact student literacy performance.

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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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What do Jamaican Children Speak? A Language Resource, by Michele M. Kennedy

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SKU: CJE-40-12

The simple title of the book, What do Jamaican children speak? A language resource, belies the complexity of what the author, Michele Kennedy, successfully does in describing the language that many Jamaican children bring to the classroom given our variable language situation. This variability exists because two codes, Jamaican English (JE) and the English-lexified Jamaican Creole (JC) coexist, and the distinctions between them are often blurred in the minds of its speakers.

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Transforming Early Learners into Superb Readers: Promoting Literacy at School, at Home, and within the Community, by Andrea M. Nelson-Royes

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SKU: JEDIC-14-1-6

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Creating Authentic Spaces for Literacy Development: A Multimedia Approach for the Secondary School

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SKU: JEDIC 13-1-11

Educators venture into the next millennium guided by a paradigm shift of changing student needs. As a consequence, literacy practitioners need to be creative in their instructional approaches, altering conventional teaching methods and embracing new innovations within the classroom. Designing multimedia classrooms developed within a theoretical framework of sociocultural constructivism is one answer.

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