The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

DeGraff @ MIT’s J-WEL Connections 2020

Prof. Michel DeGraff (MIT Linguistics) and Prof. Haynes Miller (MIT Mathematics) participated in MIT’s J-WEL Connections 2020 conference and gave a progress report on the MIT-Haiti​ Center for innovation in Haitian education.  This is a project for the crowdsourcing, curating and sharing of educational material in Haitian Creole (Kreyòl) as a catalyst for active learning in Haiti, in all disciplines and at all levels.  The ultimate goal is to open up access to quality education in Haiti as a model for other communities in the Global South whose languages have been excluded from formal education. According to UNESCO, this linguistic barrier affects some 40% of the world’s population. 
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