Kingston, Jamaica
University of the West Indies Press
Inside Hillview High School :an ethnography of an urban Jamaican school
9766401942
9789766401948
218 pages
Education
Urban schools - Jamaica.
Education, Urban - Jamaica.
High school students - Attitudes. - Jamaica
Contents8
Acknowledgements10
1. Setting the Stage12
2. Issues and Perspectives30
3. School, Teachers and Curriculum56
4. Teaching and Learning69
5. Students’ Voices111
6. The Construction of Academic Achievement132
7. Improving Teaching and Schooling154
Appendix 1. Research Methodology and Research Design166
Appendix 2. Theories of Academic Achievement183
Appendix 3. Interview Schedule for Teachers197
Appendix 4. Interview Schedule for Students’ Focus Groups199
Appendix 5. Interview Questions for the Vice-Principal203
Appendix 6. Interview with Guidance Counsellors205
Appendix 7. Student Questionnaire Grade 10 Students207
References211
Index219