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ERIC Number: EJ932758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-6855
Plea from a Haitian American Teacher
Cerat, Marie Lily
Rethinking Schools, v24 n3 p40-41 Spr 2010
Haitians and their descendants all over the world are grieving and mourning the terrible disaster and loss of lives that befell their homeland. For a brief moment this winter, the whole world focused on Haiti. Educators at all levels--elementary, middle school, high school, and college--can take this opportunity to teach about Haiti: its past, present, and future. In the midst of this tragedy, the author would like teachers to bring into classroom discussions the reasons why Haiti, once the richest colony in the Antilles, the most prosperous French colony, became so poor. This is important for students to learn. Haiti is never described without these ominous words: "the poorest in the Western hemisphere." There is a lot to learn about Haiti and Haitians, and the author hopes that conscientious educators seize the moment to take Haitian history from its footnote status in textbooks to more in-depth learning experiences in their classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rethinking Schools
Identifiers - Location: Haiti