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[Xmca-l] Re: Vygotsky and adult literacy program in haiti.
Good on ya, Paul.
> On Jul 2, 2015, at 5:21 PM, Dr. Paul C. Mocombe <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I will greg... i have a couple of papers that were presented at a conference at the state university. I will upload them in a couple of days. One paper deals with the kreyol alphabet and teaching it to adults via rote memorization as opposed to teaching it via song to young people....
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> <div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: Greg Thompson <email@example.com> </div><div>Date:07/02/2015 7:02 PM (GMT-05:00) </div><div>To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <firstname.lastname@example.org> </div><div>Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Vygotsky and adult literacy program in haiti. </div><div>
> I wonder if you might be willing to expand on this comment from your last
> "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).
> On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 8:44 AM, Dr. Paul C. Mocombe <email@example.com
>> 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
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