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ERIC Number: EJ800064
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
Catch a Fire
Stanistreet, Paul
Adults Learning, v19 n9 p10-11 May 2008
When John McAnuff came to London from Jamaica in 1958 he was not planning to stay. Like most of the people who made the crossing to England, frustrated by low pay, little opportunity and poor living conditions, he intended to work hard for a few years before returning home a bit richer. McAnuff, now 72, worked for 10 years as a passenger guard on the railways and for five years as a stock keeper, among other jobs. However, his real passions have been music and learning. McAnuff was able to bring his two passions together in a new course on Jamaican language and culture, at City College Birmingham, traveling every Saturday from London for the yearlong course. He became part of the development team that supported the course, encouraging other students and working to give recognition to the Jamaican language. This month, McAnuff picks up an Adult Learners' Week award in recognition of his efforts to preserve the language and culture of his native Jamaica. In this article, the author discusses what motivates a true lifelong learner.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jamaica; United Kingdom (England)