Haitian Creole: From Margin to Center

Haitian Creole: From Margin to Center

In Haiti, the failure of the school system is due to, among many other factors, the fact that the language of instruction is mostly French even though most Haitians, including most teachers, are fluent in Creole only. In this talk, MIT professor Michel DeGraff mines history and linguistics for lessons that may help improve education for all in Haiti.