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

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SKU: jedic 16-1-3

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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Gender, Literacy, and Language Learning in Jamaica: Considerations from the Literature

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SKU: cje 24-1-2

Research in education in Jamaica has increasingly pointed to gender as a critical factor in achievement. Early research focused on the continuing disparities between options available to women as opposed to men (LeoRhynie 1987; Hamilton 1987). More recently the focus has been on the perceived underachievement of male pupils and students, manifested in the work of Miller (1991) and Chevannes (1999), where the performance of boys across the school sector has come under scrutiny.

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Towards a Profile of the Jamaican Literacy Specialist

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SKU: cje 25-1-4

Jamaican policymakers have prioritized literacy improvement as a matter of urgency within the educational milieu. This has become even more intense during the past decade with initiatives being mandated and implemented to promote this cause. One such initiative is the establishment of literacy research and development centres in two teacher-training colleges with a prime mandate to prepare a special group of teachers to extend literacy improvement efforts in Jamaican schools.

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The Effects of a Reading and Communication Programme on Specific Literacy Skills and the Self-Concept of a Group of 10-13 year old Guyanese Children

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SKU: jedic 4-1-5
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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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Constraints on Educational Development: A Guyanese Case Study

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SKU: jedic 9-1

In Guyana it is recognised that the output of schooling at all levels starting at the primary level is inadequate to meet the challenges of the 21st century. This paper describes an attempt by the author, as Director of the National Centre for Educational Resource Development to address the problem of literacy at the primary level through curriculum development, specifically the use of Skills Reinforcement Guides.

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

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SKU: jedic 10-1-2

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.

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The Unfolding: Phenomenological Perspectives of a Group of Grade Four Inner-City Primary School Boys Engaged in a Jamaican Arts-Based Multi-Method Instructional Network (JAMIN)

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SKU: jedic 10-2-7

This qualitative study focused on the perceptions of a group of inner-city grade four boys who engaged in a Jamaican Arts-based Multi-method Instructional Network (JAMIN), a literacy programme that was gradually designed and implemented over one school year. The boys attend Bethlehem Primary, which is situated in an inner-city community in East Kingston. This heuristic phenomenological study drew upon aspects of action research and case study; hence it utilized a multi-method approach.

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