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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

Dear Rohini,

As Mike already explained, international students are welcomed to graduate programs at UCSD, including our Transforming Education in a Diverse Society Ph.D. program.   Non-resident tuition is high - we will have fellowships and other graduate student support but they will be competitive.  

Jim Levin

On Aug 30, 2014, at 9:44 AM, Rohini Nag <rohini.ng@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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