"Kreyòl Pale, Kreyòl Konprann": Haitian Identity and Creole Mother Tongue Learning in Maténwa, Haiti

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Title "Kreyòl Pale, Kreyòl Konprann": Haitian Identity and Creole Mother Tongue Learning in Maténwa, Haiti
Creator Rachèle Delva
Subject Mother tongue; Haitian Creole; Haiti; Caribbean; culture; culturally relevant pedagogy; learning; cultural awareness; local context; primary school; community learning; L1 to L2 learning; bilingual education; education; language legitimization; Creole delegitimization; reform; new practice; development; Matènwa; colonization; non-violence; children rights; ego development; support; problem posing theory; LKM; MACL
Description LKM, a small island school in the Matènwa community engaged in the reform of Haitian learning from a postcolonial education system to culturally relevant methods pedagogy, focuses on mother tongue instruction to legitimize the Creole language and new practices of cultural awareness to develop Haitian identity in students. The children attending LKM reach literacy competence in the L1 to L2 method while their learning derives from local contexts, creative processes such as the LKM mother tongue book initiative, and emphasis on children's rights and non-violence. Through observations, interviews, a focus group, and prolonged stay in the field methods, this research aimed to understand the impact of LKM's learning on the primary school children, notably the 1st and 6th graders and to promote the hope that this learning model represents for the future of Haiti.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2017-04
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2017, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
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Setname wc_ir
Date Created 2017-06-29
Date Modified 2017-06-29
ID 1254182
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6gf4n0q