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[Xmca-l] Re: "Scaling up" and "Big ideas"



Greg,
I like this idea of "federated development" but am also fond of "viral
development". The latter has the advantage of feeling more "organic"
("federation" has connotations of "bureaucracy" to me - e.g. Star Wars),
but on the other hand, "viral" is not exactly a catchy (!) concept in
positive terms (e.g., computer viruses, cold viruses...).
-greg

On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 3:18 PM, Greg Mcverry <jgregmcverry@gmail.com>
wrote:

> This is common in the US as well. Especially in border states with Mexico.
> Recently  a wave of unaccompanied minors (5 and 6 years old) trying to
> immigrate without parents by traveling 1,000 of miles.
>
> There is some recent research in the literacy community around
> transnational literacies but in terms of activism you have DREAM advocates
> and not enough....
>
> The same event sparked a wave of xenophobia that ended immigration reform
> in US.
>
> In terms of the original post fidelity and scale have always been the
> impossible dream of outcome based research.
>
> The same is true of education reform and development in general.
>
> Instead of fidelity I think we should try for federated development. Have a
> shared goal but allow for the plan to be forked and localized.
>



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Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
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Brigham Young University
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