Education in crisis: Re-visiting the "Carnival mentality"

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dc.contributor.author Fournillier, Janice B.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-20T20:25:00Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-20T20:25:00Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Fournillier, J. (2008). Education in crisis: Re-visiting the "Carnival mentality". In L. Quamina-Aiyejina (Ed.), Reconceptualising the agenda for education in the Caribbean: Proceedings of the 2007 Biennial Cross-Campus Conference in Education, April 23-26, 2007, School of Education, UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago (pp. 447-458). St. Augustine, Trinidad: School of Education, UWI. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-976-622-001-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/6722
dc.description.abstract This paper draws on an ethnographic case study of learning/teaching practices in Trinidad Carnival mas'camps. Over the Carnival 2005 season, selected members of the mas' making community shared their perspectives on learning/teaching practices at work in the Carnival mas' camp. I constructed the learning narratives in this article from the field notes, photographs, and biographical interviews. I used these learning narratives to make meaning of the various socio-historical-cultural theories of learning that situate learners in spaces that are sometimes explained using constructs like non-school and non-formal. These learning narratives demonstrate the practices that inform learning, the kind of person the learner becomes, and his/her philosophy of lifelong learning and continuing education. Further, they provide evidence of the value of these spaces, and the kinds of imagined possibilities that exist for Caribbean policy makers whose discourse suggest that they recognize the importance of encouraging non-formal, informal, and indigenous learning systems en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher School of Education, UWI, St. Augustine en
dc.subject Nonformal education en
dc.subject Case studies en
dc.subject Carnival mas camps en
dc.subject Learning processes en
dc.subject Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.title Education in crisis: Re-visiting the "Carnival mentality" en
dc.type Book chapter en


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