RE: [xmca] RER "Vygotsky's Neglected Legacy" June 2007 Issue

From: Tony Whitson <twhitson who-is-at UDel.Edu>
Date: Wed Jun 06 2007 - 06:53:34 PDT

Have you read

Cobb, P., & McClain, K. (2006). The Collective Mediation of a High-Stakes
Accountability Program: Communities and Networks of Practice. Mind,
Culture, and Activity, 13(2), 80-100.

This article was selected for XMCA discussion, but it hasn't been
discussed much. I read it when it appeared, & there's a lot I'd like to
discuss, but I did not have the time then.

Anyway, it does show CHAT successfully at work in the NCLB environment
(or so the authors claim, justifiably, as far as I can tell).

Incidentally, they also refer to another site where there was not a
successful community of practice. Apparently this is or will be written up
elsewhere. Interpretation from the one case is incomplete without the
other, contrasting case, IMHO.

On Wed, 6 Jun 2007 wrote:

> Julian:
> I certainly think it all matters. Unfortunately, I am entrenched in No
> Child Left Behind and showind adequately yearly progress. So, un less CHAT
> can start showing evidence of individual growth it will be left as an also
> ran. I do not want to see that happen. I do not know how to dovetail CHAT
> with standardized tests. I am not that smart. Let us continue the
> discourse and maybe I will get a little less dumb.
> eric
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