ERIC Number: ED111211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Project experimentale sur le bilinguisme Creole-Francais au niveau de l' enseignement primaire en Haiti (Experimental Project on Creole-French Bilingualism at the Primary Level in Haiti).
de Ronceray, Hubert; Petit-Frere, Serge
Bulletin d'Informations du Chiss, v4 n14 Aug 1975
This is a progress report on the first year of an experimental bilingual education project for primary education in Haiti, sponsored by the Centre Haitien d' Investigation en Sciences Sociales (CHISS), The center's goal was to carry out a scientific project, to secure the facts from emotional and political prejudice. The point is to show the effect of the use of the vernacular in the learning of subjects in the curriculum. A socioeconomic investigation which preceded the project selected 150 6-year-old children from rural backgrounds, from three communities: Flon, Darbonne, and Dessources. Factors such as the degree of literacy and education of the parents, their professional status or lack thereof, and the amount of land that they worked were taken into account. The experimental group used Creole as a medium of instruction, while French was taught as a foreign language. Control Group 1 used exclusively French and the methods of the Mission Pedagogique Francaise, while Control Group 2 used those of the Department of Rural Education and was independent of CHISS. Testing of intelligence, oral language, achievement, and attitudes was conducted at given intervals. The tabulated results show bilingual education to be preferable to traditional methods. (CLK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre Haitien d'Investigation en Sciences Sociales, Port-au-Prince.
Identifiers - Location: Haiti