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[Xmca-l] Re: The Test That Can Look Into A Child's (Reading) Future



Peter,
I guess I am enough of a hard-boiled academic that it was skimming and scanning, rather than doing a slow read. (I was hoping that I didn’t go so fast that I misconstrued important things!) But those kinds of articles are so important for communicating Vygotsky to a larger audience. As you were doing. In the same way one of those “teachers in between” reads the children’s literature she reads to her kids. And with relish! As I did your article. Sometimes reading Dr. Seuss does more for me than reading Hegel. (In fact, most everything I know about Hegel, I know from Andy.) Or substitute whatever academic you like. Anyway, I liked your article, and I’ll bet others do as well. Silence will not convince me otherwise.
Henry
P.S. Is technical writing never anecdotal?

 
> On Jul 22, 2015, at 1:30 PM, Peter Smagorinsky <smago@uga.edu> wrote:
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> Henry, the one you attached was written for a "between" audience--not lay people or hard-boiled academics, but teachers in between. So it's not very technical like some of the other work, ergo its anecdotal character. p
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: xmca-l-bounces+smago=uga.edu@mailman.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-l-bounces+smago=uga.edu@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of HENRY SHONERD
> Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 3:19 PM
> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: The Test That Can Look Into A Child's (Reading) Future
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> Peter (Smagorinsky),
> It wasn’t hard to find a good article by you that deals with mental health, not just from a Vygotskian perspective, but with lots of personal anecdotes. Perhaps there are other better articles by you on the topic(s). When I started reading/listening to the link from the reading researchers, I felt ill, had to force myself to go through it. Much of that WOULD make me crazy, I think! 
> Henry
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