Granston, Carol; Lambert, Clement T. M.
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Institute of Education
Strategies for Integrating Computers in the Jamaican Language Arts Curriculum
Brown, Monica M; Lambert, Clement T. M
Transforming the Educational Landscape through Curriculum Change
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Institute of Education, University of the West Indies
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Computers and other technological devices have found their way into many classrooms across Jamaica and teachers now have access to machines that can 'revolutionize' the way they teach. The authors point out that finding the best ways of using these devices is one of the challenges all teachers face. However, the Jamaican language arts teacher is even more challenged, as the predominant use of Jamaican Creole in the society further complicates the issue of teaching standard English. Granston and Lambert present a brief background of the Jamaican language situation; examine the role of computers in language learning by addressing two topics: 'Computer Assisted Language Learning' and 'Computer-Mediated Communication ; discuss potential barriers to effective integration of computers in language learning ; and propose a number of computer-based activities that the Language Arts teacher can use to enhance language learning.....