By Beverley Bryan
Among Grammars: learn and perform for Language studying and educating in a Creole-speaking setting builds on prior works within the box of language studying and educating and brings new rules approximately language educating in a Creole-speaking setting. utilizing Jamaica because the instance, the historical past of schooling is tested in an effort to explaining a number of the present attitudes to education and the objections to accepting Jamaican Creole (Patois/Patwa) as an important a part of the recognition of the study room instructor. Readers are inspired to embody artistic methodologies by way of utilising no matter what assets will be to be had to a selected lecture room and sophistication. rather helpful is the broadening of the which means of textual content past expository readings, and literature to numerous fabric no longer frequently accredited in conservative school rooms. developed with an realizing of the original specifications for language instructing within the Caribbean, when integrating concept and perform, Dr Bryan s techniques in among Grammars are the results of years of analysis in the fields of sociolinguistics, language schooling, Caribbean background and instructor schooling. Educators, no matter if in education or in perform; and schooling policymakers will locate among Grammars not just an enriching presentation of the character of language debates within the Caribbean but in addition an empowering software for more suitable language instructing perform.
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The Gleaner, December 9, 1990) The ‘conversion’ to another point of view came a matter of days later with the results of an assignment Hearne set his Communication students at the University, to: turn a passage of English prose by an acknowledged 20th Century master into clear, economical and reasonably accurate patois. (The Gleaner, December 14, 1990) Characterising the Language Situation in Jamaica Here, Hearne discovered the possibilities of Creole for transferring the richness of Edmund Wilson’s ‘To the Finland Station’ to its own ‘calloused’ Jamaican style.
Prime Minister Manley’s free education policy of the 1970s shifted, but did not fundamentally alter, the fact that 75 per cent of the population received an education in the modern day equivalent of the elementary school system, which was seen as inferior to the best the country had to offer, through the traditional high schools. Only the Reform of Secondary Education (ROSE) of 1991 began to address the problem. Following the UNESCO Report, the Review of Secondary Education in 1983, a new initiative was introduced to address the issues of access equity and quality in the educational provision for secondary-age children.
They recognise the consequences of accepting JC as their mother tongue, but these are affirmations that come from struggle, denial and change (Scott 1993). Jamaica’s Bilingualism In engaging Jamaican teachers to talk about language, the duality of their language experience becomes evident. This is not strange as we now quite often refer to Jamaica and other territories as ‘bilingual’ or speak of our goal as the bilingual child (Pollard 1998). It is a concept that requires some discussion, especially here where teachers have brought it to the fore in conveying their understanding of the language situation.
Between Two Grammars: Research and Practice for Language Leanring and Teaching in a Creole-speaking Environment by Beverley Bryan