Bryan, Beverley A.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Educational Studies
Gender, literacy and language learning in Jamaica: Considerations from the literature
Caribbean Journal of Education
Date of Publication
The purpose of this paper is to review recent relevant Caribbean research literature in order to present a brief gender-focused survey of literacy levels in Jamaica; to investigate some of the causes presented for boys' underachievement in literacy; to examine the relationship between gender and attitude to English; to report on a small piece of recent research that has investigated gender differences in attitude toward English in Jamaica and to generate a clearer understanding from the research of the role, if any, of gender in language and literacy learning in Jamaica.....