Creoles in Education
An appraisal of current programs and projects
This volume offers a first survey of projects from around the world that seek to implement Creole languages in education. In contrast to previous works, this volume takes a holistic approach. Chapters discuss the sociolinguistic, educational and ideological context of projects, policy developments and project implementation, development and evaluation. It compares different kinds of educational activities focusing on Creoles and discusses a list of procedures that are necessary for successfully developing, evaluating and reforming educational activities that aim to integrate Creole languages in a viable and sustainable manner into formal education. The chapters are written by practitioners and academics involved in educational projects. They serve as a resource for practitioners, academics and persons wishing to devise or adapt educational initiatives. It is suitable for use in upper level undergraduate and post-graduate modules dealing with language and education with a focus on lesser used languages.
[Creole Language Library, 36] 2010. vii, 356 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements | p. vii
Creoles in education: A discussion of pertinent issuesBettina Migge, Isabelle Léglise and Angela Bartens | pp. 1–30
Raising critical language awareness in Hawai‘i at Da Pidgin CoupChristina Higgins | pp. 31–54
Chabacano for everyone? Chabacano language projects in Cavite City in comparison with other Chabacano communitiesEeva Sippola | pp. 55–80
The Teaching of Creole in GuadeloupeMirna Bolus | pp. 81–106
Integrating local languages and cultures into the education system of French Guiana: A discussion of current programs and initiativesBettina Migge and Isabelle Léglise | pp. 107–132
Kriol in Caribbean Nicaragua schoolsArja Koskinen | pp. 133–166
Swimming against the tide: Jamaican Creole in educationKaren Carpenter and Hubert Devonish | pp. 167–182
Introducing French Creole as a language of instruction in education in St. LuciaHazel Simmons-McDonald | pp. 183–210
Bilingual education among the Karipúna and Galibi-Marwono: Prospects and Possibilities for language preservationJo-Anne S. Ferreira | pp. 211–236
Language and education in Aruba, Bonaire and CuraçaoMarta Dijkhoff and Joyce Pereira | pp. 237–272
Cape Verdean in education: A linguistic and human rightMarlyse Baptista, Inês Brito and Saidu Bangura | pp. 273–296
Trilingual education: On the Islands of San Andres, Providence, and Santa CatalinaRonald C. Morren | pp. 297–322
Bibliography | pp. 323–350
Biographical sketches of contributors | pp. 351–354
Index | pp. 355–356
“This book is highly recommended, not only as a valuable resource for educators in creole contexts but also as an informative social history of eleven different creoles and the educational language policies that effect their speakers.”
Jeff Siegel, University of New England, in New West Indian Guide 85(3-4): 344-346, 2011
“At last, a comprehensive volume on creole languages in education! With chapters on a wide variety of creoles from around the world, along with a roadmap for setting up and maintaining education programs in creole contexts, this book will be a valuable resource for policy makers and practitioners, as well as scholars and others interested in the important issues involved in the education of creole-speaking children.”
Jeff Siegel, the University of New England, Australia
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CF/2ZP: Linguistics/Pidgins & Creoles
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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General