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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 professor,

Thank you for replying.
Can grants be applied for and obtained at the UCSD doctoral programs for
international students specific to a research area? I'm sure the attainment
of which shall be highly competitive.

Also, can I send the abstract, or the concept I was trying to address on
Vygotsky and discourse analysis here on the mailing list?
Rohini
 On Aug 30, 2014 9:26 PM, "mike cole" <lchcmike@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?
> mike
>
>
> 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
>>> > >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>
>