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Media: MIT-Haiti Initiative for Kreyòl-based Instruction

Submitter: Tometro Hopkins

Submitter Email: hopkinst@fiu.edu
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Media Body: The Haitian Government has now signed up to support the MIT-Haiti Initiative for Kreyòl-based instruction in STEM with active-learning technologies. Take a look at these articles, pictures and video:

http://haiti.mit.edu/2013/04/23/ayiti-pare-haiti-is-ready/
http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/mit-haiti-initiative-0417.html
http://tech.mit.edu/V133/N20/haiti.html
http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130417-913181.html
http://www.caribjournal.com/2013/04/23/lamothe-we-would-change-the-approach-that-people-have-to-haiti/
http://www.lenouvelliste.com/article4.php?newsid=115781
https://www.facebook.com/notes/laurent-lamothe/le-gouvernement-et-la-mit-ont-signé-un-protocole-daccord-pour-la-modernisation-d/500554740009392
Issue Number: 24.2080
Date Posted: May 15, 2013

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