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[Xmca-l] Re: David Lancy/AERA symposium proposal?
I think the two topics are not that closely related, Henry. David was a
student colleague at Yale in the mid-1960's and is acknowledged as a
contributor on the title page of *The Cultural Context of Learning and
Thinking" which we published in 1971. He has since gone on to a
distinguished career in which he has both conducted cross-cultural research
and used archival sources to enrich and complicate our ideas about culture
The work in which we study activities that " school-age children do
voluntarily" came much later and so far as I know, David has not engaged in
research of this kind.
I will not be at AERA this coming year, but your topic certainly is of
interest to me!
On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 7:10 AM, HENRY SHONERD <email@example.com> wrote:
> My thanks to Greg and Martin! This thread seems connected to my interest
> in an AERA CHAT/Vygotsky related symposium on activities that school-age
> children do voluntarily, as in the Fifth Dimension projects Mike Cole has
> been so involved in. Would anybody out there be interested in taking part
> in such a symposium? Having devoted two and a half decades of my life to
> teacher ed and seeing the toxicity of schooling and testing, especially for
> the poor, grow during that time, I am thinking it’s time for me to take a
> good look at schooling from the outside. Reading David Lancey confirms
> this. Maisha Winn’s article on Literate Trajectories as well. Engstrom’s
> Wildfire article also. As a sub in two charter high schools here in
> Albuquerque for the last year, I have gotten to know youth-as-agents best
> by getting involved in things that they do outside of school: poetry,
> music, dance, art, martial arts, bicycling…I would like to deepen that
> connection next year and think that looking forward to sharing and
> presenting such projects with others at the AERA in Washington in April
> would be great synergy all around. I expect that such a symposium has
> already been done, in which case is it worth doing again? The deadline for
> paper and session submissions for the AERA is July 22nd I believe.
> > On Jun 16, 2015, at 5:19 PM, Martin John Packer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > ...and he worked with Mike! :)
> > Martin
> > On Jun 16, 2015, at 7:00 PM, Greg Thompson <email@example.com>
> >> Just wanted to bring David Lancy's work to the attention of XMCA folks.
> >> is an anthropologist (retired) who has done studies of childhood and
> >> learning in different cultures. He has authored a number of great books
> >> that articulate well with CHAT/SCT theories (e.g., The Anthropology of
> >> Childhood and The Anthropology of Learning in Childhood), and I kinda
> >> his blog here:
> >> and here is is website for anyone interested:
> >> http://www.usu.edu/anthro/davidlancyspages/
> >> Hopefully of use to someone out there...
> >> Cheers,
> >> greg
> >> --
> >> Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
> >> Assistant Professor
> >> Department of Anthropology
> >> 880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
> >> Brigham Young University
> >> Provo, UT 84602
> >> http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson
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