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[Xmca-l] Re: Does anyone remember Genie?
Thank-you for bringing this to our attention once again Annalisa,
A few years ago, I showed a documentary about her life to an undergraduate
education class on *Language and Cognition*. I started with the clip linked
and ended up showing the whole thing. The students were just as
horrified by some of the researchers as they were by the parents.
On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 2:23 PM, Annalisa Aguilar <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I saw this in the Guardian, thought it might be of interest:
> "Language and thought are distinct from each other. For many of us, our
> thoughts are verbally encoded. For Genie, her thoughts were virtually never
> verbally encoded, but there are many ways to think," said Curtiss, one of
> the few surviving members of the research team. "She was smart. She could
> hold a set of pictures so they told a story. She could create all sorts of
> complex structures from sticks. She had other signs of intelligence. The
> lights were on."
> Lots to think about from these circumstances, many angles.
> Kind regards,
Robert Lake Ed.D.
Social Foundations of Education
Dept. of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8144, Statesboro, GA 30460
Secretary/Treasurer-AERA- Paulo Freire Special Interest Group
Webpage: https://georgiasouthern.academia.edu/RobertLake*Democracy must be
born anew in every generation, and education is its midwife.* John
and Education*,1916, p. 139