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Seeking to communicate with teacher-researchers with an interest in Early Literacy for young children with a Caribbean or similar background

Posted By: Barbara Joseph on March 25, 2004
 
I am based in Trinidad and Tobago and I am interested in the ways in which preschoolers and younger children here can be initiated into literacy--given the English-based creoles that are spoken in our West Indian/Caribbean islands.
These creoles differ significantly in grammatical structure to International English. I am looking for ways in which the native oral or budding talk "talent" of these young children (called "chatterbox") and those of the adult"community speech ways" can be described and used for teaching Early Literacy.
Through the WWW, I have been able to obtain a wealth of valuable information (theory and research) which I must still sift through and organize. Sometimes I need to chat about this a little and learn what other researchers are doing.

Name: Barbara Joseph
I am a retired Educator. I teacher a course in Communication and Language Skills to Early Childhood teachers at the UWI/Trinidad,South Centre/School of Continuing Studies

E-mail: webbjoy 1@yahoo.com
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 Seeking to communicate with teacher-researchers with an interest in Early Literacy for young children with a Caribbean or similar background by Barbara Joseph on March 25, 2004
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