Kathryn O’Neill of the MIT School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences writes:
Recipient of $1m NSF grant for linguistics research, and development
of active-learning resources for science and math in Kreyòl
Ki fèk reservwa $1 milyon nan men NSF pou rechèch lengwistik epi pou
kreyasyon zouti pou aprantisaj aktif syans ak matematik an kreyòl
MIT Associate Professor of Linguistics Michel DeGraff recently received a one million-dollar grant from the National Science Foundation for his linguistics research in Haiti, which includes developing classroom tools to teach science and math in Haitian Creole (Kreyòl) for the first time. We spoke with him about his vision for the research, about the Kreyòl language, and the future of education in Haiti.
Also appears in MIT News, Q&A: Michel DeGraff on teaching STEM in Kreyòl: A model for reaching science-hungry students around the world who speak local languages.
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