Creole speakers have always been perceived
as having less value than Formal Language speakers.
“Creoles and creolized varieties of English are associated
with low ethnic, social, political, and economic status”
(Nero). More recently, poverty and low educationalsuccess rates have been causally tethered to Creole
languages. However, there is a vocal minority of
linguistic scholars and analysts who are advocating and
changing attitudes towards the acceptance of Creole
languages. This paper proposes that this embrace ought
to be encouraged.
This research aims to answer vital, existing
questions in relation to the acceptance of Creole
languages in education. The method of data collection
will be through the mediums of Questionnaires for both
teachers and students, and Interviews for the students.
This interview will provide the researcher with
information to make valid comparisons between the uses
of Creole languages against the use of Formal English in
the classroom setting.
Keywords : Creole, Inferior, Superior, Perception of Creole, Classroom.