Child Slavery and Education

From: Mike Cole (
Date: Sun Mar 06 2005 - 15:59:01 PST

Nate and Andy-- Thanks for sending me these url's, although I assume they were
intended for xmca to which my post was directed. That there has been a
link between work and schooling (not only in the minds of 19th/early
20th century thinkers, and not
just socialists) and that child slavery is a widespread phenomenon in
the world (a fact
docmented in great detail in Nate's excellent url's) I do not doubt.
Its the question
of the historical trajectory and causal connections that appear to be
suggested by
Nate's note, and above all, the question of "What is to be done"
(attributable to someone or other from a country that ended slavery
before the US did) that I was directing my queries.

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From: Andy Blunden <>
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2005 10:00:48 +1100
Subject: Re: Nate's interesting question

 includes writings by 19th/early 20th century socialists about
education, where you find a lot of stuff about integrating work and
schooling. It appears to have been a widespread idea in the days
before compulsory free public education.

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From: willthereallsvpleasespeakup who-is-at
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Date: Sun, 06 Mar 2005 16:52:07 -0600
Subject: Re: Nate's interesting question

Email: willthereallsvpleasespeakup who-is-at

"The zone of proximal development defines those functions that have not yet matured but are in the process of maturation, functions that will mature tomorrow but are currently in an embryonic state. These functions could be termed the buds or flowers of development rather than the "fruits" of development. The actual developmental level characterizes mental development retrospectively, while the zone of proximal development characterizes mental development prospectively." - L.S.V.

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