The little Koala And The Pelican is the result of fancy and makes no claim to authenticity. It is a story for children starting to read and can be read by or to the child in any language. The little Koala And the Pelican deals with the themes of Environment and the protection of endangered species and should encourage for animals.
I have chosen to use English and French because of their importance as international languages. The parent, teacher or story-teller can easily cover the unwanted script with his own script in a preferred language. The text has been written at two levels so that both story-teller and young reader can read whole or part of the story.
Clency SCOOBEN is a Senior Lecturer in English at the Mauritius Institude of Education and English Panel Coordinator at the National Centre for Curriculum Research and Development (MIE/NCCRD). He holds a B.A and P.G.C.E from the University of Bristol, Great Britain and a T.E.F.L from the University of Sydney. He also attended short courses in curriculum development and the teaching of reading at Lancaster, Reading at Lancaster, Reading, Exmouth and New Delhi. He has in the past two or three years regularly conducted courses on Reading for Primary school teachers in Mauritius and in Rodrigues.
Clency SCOOBEN has produced the following English Language Teaching Textbooks:
On Your Marks - Longman (Best, Philips, Sooben)
Taking Off -EOI
(Sooben with the collaboration of Pat Adams)
A guide to the General Paper -EOI
The New Bridge -ELP
A guide to the School Certificate -EOI