Re: Question concerning Vygotsky

From: N*** (
Date: Sun Feb 22 2004 - 12:21:11 PST


If I understand you correctly, you are pointing towards a "non-academic"
intellectual tradition.

I think in the US, these two are seen as one and the same, which is
actually pretty sad (ZBD's).

What I would be curious about is examples of an intellectual tradition
at a higher level than individual, yet not "academic" (colleges and
universities). One example that comes to mind is the Socialist Sunday
Schools in the early 1900's.

It is probally not an overstatement to say the most intelligent and
highly educated folks you'll ever meet can be found in prisons and
homeless shelters. I live in a pretty educated town and it is common to
see those with PHD's at local shelters.

Nate wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> The cases of self-educated work-men I know are native speakers of Hebrew and
> read and write in Hebrew - a phonetic script, which they either learnt at home
> (like my husband who was taught by his father as soon as he learnt to speak at
> the age of 3-4) or at school.
> Concerning English - linguistically it is actually a mutation, because it has
> almost none of the morphological features typical of a indo-germanic language
> (except for the 3rd pers. sing.).
> Alisa
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Nate Schmolze
Vygotsky Project:
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