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[Xmca-l] Re: Volunteer Mentoring and XMCA

Marvelous, Helena!  If you have skype we might chat. First I will send oyu
the abstract and will be glad to work with you to see if this can be shaped
into something for a journal like journal of learning disabilities.

After you get the abstract, lets be in touch to see if it is too far a
reach, and if not, how to get it done with as little strain as possible.


On Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 11:02 PM, Helena Worthen <helenaworthen@gmail.com>

> MIke, let me give it a try. Joe and I are currently in Vietnam teaching
> labor studies courses to students at Ton Duc Thang University, a technical
> school supported by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor, the union
> here. Our students are first generation students. There is big pressure for
> the faculty to do research and publish. Desperation, in fact. But this is
> what we're in the middle of. So pass it along.
> Helena
> PS I've been keeping a blog on this and would enjoy comments. A lot of it
> is about the education system here, although there's some tourist stuff.
> Helena Worthen
> helenaworthen@gmail.com
> On Nov 10, 2015, at 8:01 AM, mike cole wrote:
> > Dear Colleagues- I come to you with a problem.
> >
> > As journal editors, those of us engaged in the publication process of
> > producing MCA pretty often receive submissions that are simply sent to
> the
> > wrong place or are going about their research in a manner that will not
> be
> > understood or appreciated by the readership that has accumulated. My PhD
> > thesis on probability learning would if into this category, as well as
> > standard research using cause effect, experimental methods with no
> > consciousness of their difficulties.
> >
> > But sometimes there are exceptions. They are very problematic in some
> way,
> > but are often from very junior people, just feeling their way. In those
> > cases, informally, we have all undertaken special efforts to provide
> extra
> > rounds of interaction before submission, or suggested other venues, and
> > helped the person find them.
> >
> > The problem is, we are few in number, we cannot expect reviewers to take
> on
> > such a burden. They already do
> > a ton of work as it is. An education to read.
> >
> > So what to do, and when to do it? I have no answer to the general
> problem.
> > But I do have a case of a young third world student who is badly in need
> of
> > long distance tutoring in order for her to convert the work she has done
> > into something publishable. This person is very junior and her English is
> > not wonderful, but she had done a conventional piece of work that she
> needs
> > to polish up a lot more than she is currently doing, or it is not
> > publishable.
> > In this case, the work has to be legible to standard psychology. The
> topic
> > is the relationship between diagnosed learning disabilities and violence
> > among youth who are living in violent circumstances. She lives in such
> > circumstances.
> >
> > My life will not allow me to take on this case. But maybe someone out
> there
> > would be interested in such engagement.
> >
> > If so, please write to me privately at
> > lchcmike@ucsd.edu
> >
> > mike
> >
> > --
> >
> > It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
> > object that creates history. Ernst Boesch


It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
object that creates history. Ernst Boesch