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[Xmca-l] Re: History(ies) of this discourse community and futures past



Helena and others,
In the event you would like to see the full report, here is the link to the
link for the Carnegie report:
http://lchc.ucsd.edu/Histarch/carnegie_rpt.html

Cheers,
The links guy

On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 1:22 PM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:

> Hi Helena--
>
> There are a couple of fuller discussions of the funding shenanigans that
> began in the Reagan era on the lchc web site. The Carnegie report is the
> first item on the history/archive page. The actual events were rawer than
> we put in print at the time, and the report is almost certainly more than
> most people want to read, but you can see how things looked from where LCHC
> stood in 1984.
>
> The general topic of funding in relationship to reigning ideologies is
> certainly worth the attention of people on this list.
>
> Last I heard, Eva was busy weaving in Sweden.
> mike
>
>
>
> On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 11:28 AM, Helena Worthen <helenaworthen@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Greetings:
> >
> > I have now read the Gack and Finkelstein 1992 piece, The Seeds of XLCHC,
> > and most of Eva Ekblad's 1998 piece, Contact, Community and Multilogue:
> > Communication in the Practice of Scholarship, up to the section
> "Relations
> > of Interweaving and Tension".
> >
> > There is a lot to think about here.  However, I feel some urgency to find
> > out more about this statement, which is in a quote on page 3-4 of Gack
> and
> > Finkelstein:
> >
> > Only grant proposals that de-emphasized social factors in favor
> > of individual change, or which promoted new technologies
> > in a culturally neutral way, won support (Carnegie, 40)
> >
> > There is no entry for Carnegie in the References on page 49. However, on
> > the timeline at the back of the paper there is a mention of a 1984
> Carnegie
> > interim report and a 1985 request for funding.
> >
> > I am interested to see "social factors" opposed to "individual change." I
> > assume social factors include things like race, poverty, diversity in a
> > classroom. "Individual change" would be the kind of things that are
> > measured by standardized tests.
> >
> > I would like to know if it's possible to track the overall de-funding of
> > research on social factors and the shift to focus on individual change
> into
> > the present time.  At what point did it stop even being a topic that
> people
> > talked about?
> >
> > The unspoken phrase, from my point of view, is "collective change," in
> the
> > sense that social factors affect collective change (and collective
> > learning), whereas what affects individual change is inherent personal
> > factors. So the study of social contexts, specifically learning and
> > development in their social context, is a politically charged topic.
> >
> > Am I on the right track, here?
> >
> > I will read the rest of Eva's paper soon. She's one of the most brilliant
> > people ever to have been on this list. Where is she now?
> >
> > Helena Worthen
> > 510-828-2845
> > helenaworthen@gmail.com
> >
> >
> >
>
>
> --
> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal with a natural science with an
> object that creates history. Ernst Boesch.
>



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