ERIC Number: ED450395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Materials for the Language Arts Grades 4-6: A Study within the Primary Education Improvement Project in Jamaica.
Holmberg, Lena; Mitchell, Ivy
Educational and Psychological Interactions, n120 Apr 1999
The focus of this report is the Language Arts (LA) component within the Primary Education Improvement Project (PEIP II) in Jamaica that was launched in 1993 and specifically the cataloging and reviewing of LA materials being used in primary schools at the grade 4 to 6 levels. Content suitability, levels of difficulty, layout, print, and illustrations were studied in readers. Methodologies used in a sample of texts were evaluated. Visits to schools proved useful in the study as views of the teachers validated the findings from the review. Three major recommendations are mentioned: the matter of bilingualism in the Jamaican context must be properly dealt with; grammatical structures must be taught within meaningful contexts; teachers' guides should be developed. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: School of Education, Malmo (Sweden). Dept. of Educational and Psychological Research.
Identifiers - Location: Jamaica