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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
here.....

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjZolHCrC8E

and ended up showing the whole thing. The students were just as
horrified by some of the researchers as they were by the parents.

*Robert Lake*

On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 2:23 PM, Annalisa Aguilar <annalisa@unm.edu> wrote:

> Hello,
>
>
> I saw this in the Guardian, thought it might be of interest:
>
>
> https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jul/14/genie-feral-child-los-angeles-researchers
>
>
> "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,
>
>
> Annalisa
>



-- 
Robert Lake  Ed.D.
Associate Professor
Social Foundations of Education
Dept. of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8144, Statesboro, GA  30460
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born anew in every generation, and education is its midwife.* John
Dewey-*Democracy
and Education*,1916, p. 139