When self-determination and representation come to mind, Language seemingly plays a huge role. It is a tricky piece as well, since so much of the academic content out there is in English. However, it is fundamental to establishing a real representation of the community. Haiti is making shifts to teach nationally in Kreyol versus their colonial adopted language, French.
It does not sound like the content and pedagogy used in Haiti represent the place well, but moving towards adopting their native language is a huge shift.
As an aside… Language is a tricky thing. Despite Kevin Costner’s best efforts to create Dances with Wolves using predominantly Sioux, they lost authenticity by using a single language for male and females… whereas the Sioux have two forms of speaking that are gender dependent.