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ERIC Number: EJ847250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1175-8708
The Literature Study Programme Trial: Challenging Constructions of English in the Seychelles
Moumou, Margaret
English Teaching: Practice and Critique, v4 n2 p35-45 Sep 2005
This paper provides an outline of the development and trialling during 2004 of the Literature Study Programme (LSP), a literature programme designed for use in the junior secondary classes of Seychelles. The programme was developed as a teaching and learning component concerned with the study of literature within the English language programme in the Seychelles, which had been hitherto absent in both the enacted and intended English language curriculum of the country. This paper reports on the structure and organisation of the LSP, its design philosophy, the assessment procedures employed, the results of the evaluation, and the implications for teaching literature at the junior secondary level in Seychelles. The results of the evaluation show a high level of support for literature as an area of study by both students and teachers. The programme as an initial design for teaching literature has also received a high level of approval from participants. Recommendations for the programme are also highlighted in this paper. The writer concludes with a word of caution against relegating literature study to the background. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Seychelles