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[Xmca-l] Re: a new Ph.D. program at UC San Diego with a focus on Transforming Education in a Diverse Society

Hello Rohini--

Jim can answer more definitively concerning the new grad program. In
general, non-citizens are welcome in our graduate programs but the fee
structure works heavily against them. Even for native Californians, higher
education has become expensive, but for not residents, and then
non-citizens it is very expensive. As a rule, sadly, money speaks with a
louder voice than talent in many cases.

Concerning Vygotsky and discourse analysis. It is not clear to me what
precisely you have been writing about and how, but why not send it around
to xmca to see what you can learn from the extensive expertise on the list?

On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 8:30 AM, Rohini Nag <rohini.ng@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Professors,
> I have been following the xmca mail for quite a while now and the
> conversations always keep me interested. This reply is to ask Prof. Levin
> about the flyer I just read on the doctoral program in educational studies.
> Are international students eligible to apply too?
> I'm a research scholar in educational studies in JNU, New Delhi, India and
> happen to be trained in Linguistics, MA. I wish to work in the area of
> cognition and language in future and well, just writing to know if I could
> at least apply?
> Another question- I had written a course paper last year trying to do a
> discourse analysis on Vygotsky's Thought and Language, commenting on
> Vygotsky's own discourse as much as read in light of its translation to be
> developmental, as in a developmental discourse. I just wanted to know, if
> such work has been previously done including the tools for discourse
> analysis? I wanted to build on this conceptually, any suggestions if this
> can at all be pursued?
> I have only started reading a lot of Vygotsky a year ago, and most of your
> comments/conversations have dealt with many theories of Vygotsky that have
> been insightful.
> Warmly,
> Rohini Nag
> MPhil-II
> Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies
> Jawaharlal Nehru University
> New Delhi-110067
> India
>  On Aug 30, 2014 6:32 AM, "mike cole" <lchcmike@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Henry--  As you will see from the attachment that Jim sent around that
>> the developing education department here at UCSD is really interesting and
>> should be of interest to a lot of MCA members.
>> On the issue of Langackerr and Vygotsky, it would be great to see the
>> articles you are referring to. His work along the with the work of Giles
>> Faulconier are clearly relevant to people who are interested in Vygotsky's
>> ideas and those of related scholars such as Halliday, all coming from
>> different national traditions.
>> Nice idea for a review article in MCA.
>> But more proximaly, what should we be reading?
>> mike
>> On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 6:54 PM, Henry G. Shonerd III <hshonerd@gmail.com
>> >
>> wrote:
>> > Hi Jim,
>> > Nothing attached, I think. Sounds very interesting, so I sure would like
>> > to get the flyer. By chance, I am in an email correspondence with Ronald
>> > Langacker, emeritus prof in linguistics at UCSD. Are you familiar with
>> is
>> > work in Cognitive Linguistics? In several articles he just sent me, he
>> > agrees with me that Vygotsky and his work are highly compatible. It
>> seems
>> > to me that CG and Vygotsky could help provide a great theoretical
>> > foundation for a doctoral program such as the one you are developing. I
>> > have been a teacher educator in New Mexico for 25 years and have been
>> > thinking about the connection between CG and Vygotsky from the
>> beginning.
>> > My dissertation is on L2 learning, so the focus of your new program is
>> > inspiring to me.
>> > Henry
>> >
>> > On Aug 28, 2014, at 5:21 PM, Jim Levin <jalevin@ucsd.edu> wrote:
>> >
>> > > Hi XMCA folks,
>> > >
>> > > Education Studies at UC San Diego is starting a new Ph.D. program
>> with a
>> > focus on Transforming Education in a Diverse Society - a flyer is
>> attached.
>> > >
>> > > If you know of students who you think might be interested in this
>> > doctoral program, please encourage them to consider applying this fall
>> for
>> > our inaugural cohort to start in Fall 2015 - the application deadline is
>> > December 1, 2014. I’m happy to answer any questions they may have.
>> > >
>> > > Thanks!
>> > >
>> > > Jim Levin
>> > > Professor
>> > > Department of Education Studies, UC San Diego
>> > >
>> >
>> >
>> >