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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



I'm sure I'll make the most of it. :-)
On Aug 30, 2014 10:08 PM, "mike cole" <lchcmike@gmail.com> wrote:

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