Re: [xmca] The past becomes the present.

From: Lois Holzman (lholzman@eastsideinstitute.org)
Date: Wed Dec 21 2005 - 19:30:46 PST


Dan,
I appreciate your appreciation and your feelings! Funny, I looked at your
message the moment I finished writing about the beginnings of our Institute
in the 60s simpler times and more open and creative times to be sure.
While I'm writing I'm listening to New Orleans rhythm and blues from the 50s
and 60s, and enjoying it tremendously.
Even in 1968 when I taught high school for one year before I began graduate
school, I didn't think of school as a partner but as incredibly oppressive
to the kids especially. (This was in Rhode Island.) Different life
experiences.
I think we each do what we have to do. I know that my despair at what we
humans are doing in and to the world is juxtaposed/counterposed by working
to help those I come in contact with to create together.
Wishes for a better new year for all,
Lois

> From: "Cunningham, Donald James" <cunningh@indiana.edu>
> Reply-To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca@weber.ucsd.edu>
> Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 22:02:29 -0500
> To: <Peg.Griffin@worldnet.att.net>, "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity"
> <xmca@weber.ucsd.edu>
> Subject: RE: [xmca] The past becomes the present.
>
> Lina, Vesna, Lois et al.
>
> I have enjoyed your voices so much! My grandchildren are visiting for
> the holidays. My hopes for their future are so high yet I sometimes
> despair at what I see happening in the world. Do you have some concrete
> advice for me? The 60's and 70's when I raised my children seem like
> simpler times. I thought of schools as a partner, not an enemy to be
> supplemented "afterwards". Life was not something "after school".
> Perhaps my memory is failing!
>
> Don Cunningham
> Indiana University
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu]
> On Behalf Of Peg Griffin
> Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 12:13 PM
> To: 'zdravo'; 'eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity'
> Subject: RE: [xmca] The past becomes the present.
>
> Hi, Vesna,
> It is good to hear the new voices.
>
> I thought all of us might want to look at this article that is available
> through the TC record on line:
> Collaborating With the "Other": Arab and Jewish Teachers Teaching in
> Each
> Other's Company by Jocelyn Glazier - 2004
> The url is http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=11529
>
> I would like to know what relations you see between this sort of effort
> and
> yours.
> Peg
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu]
> On
> Behalf Of zdravo
> Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 9:56 AM
> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> Subject: Re: [xmca] The past becomes the present.
>
> Lina, Yes and you helped me to say that there are different
> interruptions.
> It is really good when we are faced with interruptions that happened
> within
> this network (Harold Pinter, Sidney and Mc McCarthyism) and will happen
> again tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow. The fact that any
> conversation
> could be interrupted by such events is promising not only for
> participants
> involved but for building Extended Mind.
> You also wrote about interruptions related directly to your work
> experience.
> I also wrote about interruptions caused by war, ethnic violence, NATO
> bombing and what was our response to that.The historical and cultural
> approach of Lev Vygotsky did help us to transform "to be or not to be"
> dilemma into "how to be". His study of children's play is fascinating
> and
> helped us to build common activities with children, adults, elderly etc.
> Vesna
>
>
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