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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



The answers to both questions are yes. Grants are very difficult to obtain,
but not impossible. Constructive suggestions from XMCA are not guaranteed
but frequently obtained.  :-)
mike


On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 9:16 AM, Rohini Nag <rohini.ng@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
>>>> > >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>
>>