Présentation de l'éditeur
Between Two Grammars: Research and Practice for Language Learning and Teaching in a Creole-speaking Environment builds on earlier works in the field of language learning and teaching and brings new ideas about language teaching in a Creole-speaking environment. Using Jamaica as the example, the history of education is examined with a view to explaining some of the current attitudes to schooling and the objections to accepting Jamaican Creole (Patois/Patwa) as a necessary part of the consciousness of the classroom teacher. Constructed with an understanding of the unique requirements for language teaching in the Caribbean, whilst integrating theory and practice, Dr Bryan’s recommendations in Between Two Grammars are the result of years of research within the fields of sociolinguistics, language education, Caribbean history and teacher education.
Beverley Bryan is Head of the Department of Educational Studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. She holds a PhD in Language Education from the University of London and is the author of numerous professional journal articles and book chapters. She is a past editor of the Caribbean Journal of Education and is also a member of the journal’s editorial board and is currently assistant editor for Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean (JEDIC). She is also a member of the editorial board for Changing English.