Dr Kari Lee Grant on Carry On Friends The Caribbean American Podcast

Caribbean Languages Matter


When will what’s considered ‘creole’ in the various Caribbean countries graduate to be considered languages?

Dr. Kari-Lee Grant is an educator and entrepreneur. She is the president and CEO of the Center for Research and Equitable Development LLC, which offers coaching and consulting services to help educators, students, and personnel in education-based community organizations achieve research and equity goals.

She is a 19-year veteran teacher in a public school district in Long Island, where she serves as a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages. Dr. Grant has presented at local, national, and international conferences including the Society for Caribbean Linguistics Biennial Conference in Jamaica in 2016 and the World Education Research Association (WERA) Focal Meeting in Japan in 2019. Dr. Grant considers herself to be a transformative education leader, and  is committed to eliciting excellence and equity in education.

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Referencies Mentioned:

  1. BCLF Launch Tea by the Sea – ( 43:06 to 51 minute mark.)
  2. Int’l Podcast Day x Caribbean Podcast Directory (45:46 to 47:25 minute mark.)
  3. Dr. Kari-Lee Grant’s Dissertation – Transformative Leadership: Eliciting Equity and Excellence in the Education of Immigrant Students from Caribbean Countries Where English is the Medium of Instruction
  4. Jamaican Language Unit, UWI Mona
  5. Spelling Jamaican the Jamaican Way 
  6. Writing Jamaican the Jamaican Way (Raitin Jamiekan Di Jamiekan Wie)
  7. Alfabet Ina Jamiekan
  8. Society for Caribbean Linguistics 

Connect with Dr. Kari-Lee Grant
(@kg3educator) Twitter | Instagram | Linkedin | Clubhouse

Center for Research and Equitable Development LLC (@cred4ed) – Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn | www.credresearchcenter.com

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Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown is Founder & host of Carry On Friends one of the first podcasts dedicated to the Caribbean American Experience. She is leading the way for Caribbean Podcast as the founder of Breadfruit Media, the first Caribbean podcast production company; and founder of the Caribbean Podcast Directory a place to discover podcasts by people of Caribbean Heritage.