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ERIC Number: ED082236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 118
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English in Guyana's Secondary Schools: A Case Study in Educational Development.
Narayan, Ongkar
Since English, the official language of the Republic of Guyana, was perceived by the country's Ministry of Education as a major tool for Guyanese unification, this investigation studied Guyana's use of the schools, particularly the English language curricula, to aid in the unification of the country. Accordingly, a review of American English curricular publications which related to the Guyanese situation was undertaken. From this review a questionnaire was devised containing 20 items which discriminated between teachers' practice as contrasted with their willingness to practice American English curricular objectives related to the Guyanese situation. The questionnaire was sent to 45 teachers of English in 25 of Guyana's 30 government secondary schools. Results, favoring teachers' willingness to practice American objectives, indicated that the teachers felt Guyana's English program should strive toward improving written and oral communication, foster nationalistic attitudes, teach Standard English to students who speak creolese, lessen the dysfunctional attitude of adoration of things British, lessen the dysfunctional attitude of aversion to manual work, offer a broader literature program, use and understand mass media, and create and use literature rooted in the Guyanese culture. (Author/HOD)
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Identifiers - Location: Guyana