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ERIC Number: EJ589644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0143-4632
The Politics of Creole Language Education in Jamaica: 1891-1921 and the 1990s.
McCourtie, Lena
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, v19 n2 p108-27 1998
Focuses on acquisition of English by speakers of Jamaican Creole. Examines historical data drawn from reports from the colonial period and highlights the systemic failure of pupils to acquire English. Discusses a recent investigation of secondary schools in postcolonial Jamaica, which finds a similar cycle of underachievement among Creole speakers. Political initiatives designed to effect change and redress the inequities of the past are outlined. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Jamaica