Jamaica Spring 2011

Sunset over Montego Bay
Sunset over Montego Bay

Short Description of a Global Field Experience in Jamaican Schools,

Spring Break 2011

During Spring break 2011, Dr. David Stoloff, Professor in Eastern’s Education Department, and Julisa De Los Santos, Housing Director for Burnap Hall, led a global field experience in Jamaican schools in Montego Bay and northwestern Jamaica.   Building on Eastern’s 14-year collaboration with Jamaican teachers and the Hanover Educational Foundation, this field experience was designed to further develop partnerships with schools for future service-learning projects mentoring children in Jamaican schools.  The group, including seven undergraduates studying education as well as sociology, biology, psychology, English, and history, visited with students and educators on all levels of schooling in Jamaica – an infant school, primary school, junior high school, 3 high schools, Montego Bay Community College, Sam Sharpe Teachers College, and the Jamaican Ministry of Education.   The group also had opportunities to enjoy Jamaican culture, food, music, art, and dance and to learn about the aspirations of the Jamaican people.  A global field experience which would focus on service-learning projects in one school in the Montego Bay region is being planned for Spring break 2012, March 17 – 24, 2012.  For more information, please contact Dr. David Stoloff, stoloffd@easternct.edu.

Please see our notes on global field experience to northwestern Jamaica for March 19 – 26, 2011 at https://interconescu.wordpress.com/itinerary/

Here’s some background music while you read –

I think that PLAYING FOR CHANGE: PEACE THROUGH MUSIC | One Love | PBS – , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEW0BtFuj5I would be a fine theme for the trip. 

Do you know Voila An American Dream – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKO8f56Fb2Q ?  It doesn’t quite fit, but it is a good winter day’s song.

Also, Stephen Bishop’s On and On – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oByMiF4hPg

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