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#582: Re French and its future in Haiti : Fonda comments
From: Dave Fonda <email@example.com>
Regardless of the demise, or lack there of, of French in Haitian culture, the futility of itıs being taught to the average Haitan child remains. I feel no glee at the ever increasing homogeneousness of world culture; rather the uniqueness of each culture ought to be accepted, and celebrated, and Keryol ought to be the primary language in Haiti, not just for everyday conversation, but for every days tranasactions. I would, however, feel glee in the demise of a tool of exclusion.
Again, I am no expert, and my experience lies primarily with average Haitians, but from what Iıve seen the average Haitian can make better use of English than French. And the teaching of French, and other subjects, by rote is ineffectual.
Haiti needs to make the most of all of itıs resources; itıs people are itıs greatest resource, and it needs to give itıs children the most useful knowledge it can in the most efficient manner possible.
R E S P E C T;
F O N D A P H O T O G R A P H I C
Corporate, Industrial & Documentary
'Sa je pa we, ke pa tounen.'
'What the eye doesn't see, doesn't move the heart.'