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Book Chapter
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Bryan, Beverley A.
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Department of Educational Studies
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Reconciling contradictions and moving for change: Towards a language education policy for Jamaica
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Transforming the Educational Landscape through curriculum
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Kingston, Jamaica
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University of the West Indies. Institute of Education
Date of Publication
2004
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Abstract
The Language Education Policy was approved by the Jamaica Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture in 2001. The purpose of the paper is to trace the path to the coalescence of ideas found in the 2001 document, and to focus on the evolution of the agreed 'set of principles' over the years, considering their history as incipient policy and practice of the Anglophone Caribbean, in this case Jamaica. The author looks at those policies, in whatever form they have existed, changed and re-formed in light of changing attitudes towards language use at all levels of society; to see the extent to which policy has mirrored, forged or followed the society's views about what must be done with language varieties available in Jamaica, in a bid to grow and develop as a nation.....
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