publication . Thesis . 1998

A comparison of approaches to the teaching of English in two sociolinguistic environments (Jamaica and London, U.K.).

Bryan, Beverley Alverna;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1998
  • Publisher: Institute of Education, University of London
  • Country: United Kingdom
The purpose of this study is to investigate teachers' thinking and delivery of English to students who have a Jamaican Creole background, in two very different but historically related environments, namely Jamaica and London. The research base consists of 18 individual participants and one focus group from 4 schools in Jamaica, and 17 participants from 5 schools and one language centre in London. Using interviews, observations and historical inquiry, the study compares the views of teachers, in these two settings, about the aim and method of, and the influences on, their teaching of English. The study draws on the principles of critical ethnography, to allow the...
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