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[Xmca-l] Re: Vygotsky and adult literacy program in haiti.



Professor serge madhere, argues synthesizing the kreyol language with the vodou culture to make it easier to teach the language to both adults and students.  The instructor must establish the zone of proximal development (translated in kreyol as, "zon aprantisaj rapwoche" see attachment).  I will translate the paper from kreyol to English if anyone is interested.


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<div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com> </div><div>Date:07/02/2015  7:02 PM  (GMT-05:00) </div><div>To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu> </div><div>Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Vygotsky and adult literacy program in haiti. </div><div>
</div>Paul,
I wonder if you might be willing to expand on this comment from your last
post:
"the professors (from the faculty of applied linguistics) are relying
heavily on vygotskyian  theory in the use of kreyol for instruction in
elementary schools and the adult reading programs"

What aspects of vygotskian theory are they drawing on? Some folks on this
list have an interest in how Vygotsky gets taken up around the globe, so it
would be interesting to hear about how Vygotsky is read in Haiti (via Cuba).

-greg

On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 8:44 AM, Dr. Paul C. Mocombe <pmocombe@mocombeian.com
> wrote:

> Example of what the haitian government views as the new haiti.  This is an
> example of the haitian news broadcast on the same channel in haiti.  The
> first broadcast is in french (for the mulatto elites and petit-bourgeois
> blacks) and the second in kreyol for the masses.  100 percent of the
> population speaks kreyol; less than 3 percent speak and or understand
> french!  I share this bcuz there is a new dynamic taking place in haiti,
> which I am trying to understand, the mulatto elites are now more likely to
> speak kreyol at state functions and professional occasions, while
> petit-bourgeois blacks refuse.  Moreover, as I visit the schools in haiti
> the professors (from the faculty of applied linguistics) are relying
> heavily on vygotskyian  theory in the use of kreyol for instruction in
> elementary schools and the adult reading programs (I am assuming this is a
> result of the Cuban influence... the majority of the instructors in the
> adult reading programs are cubans).
>
> https://youtu.be/cr-E3TNiPC8  (french)
>
> Watch "TELE SIGNAL 56:JOUNAL KREYOL 30 Juin 2015" on YouTube
> https://youtu.be/-qLz9HTNpoQ
>
>
>
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