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Re: [xmca] What good for kids seems dangerous for adults

Hello Eugene:

Thought I would jump in her.  Jaan Valsiner wrote once that in the name of 
safety show proof that an accident has been prevented.

>From personal experience I have a daughter who used to poor through horse 
books and take meticulous notes.  Because of this anxiety middle school 
teachers have of "preparing" students for the college experience I now 
have a daughter who hates to study and doesn't want to have anything to do 
with college.  She now aspires to be a hairstylist.  It is very 
disheartening what American public schools have become  : (


"Eugene Matusov" <ematusov@UDel.Edu>
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05/03/2009 11:08 AM
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        Subject:        [xmca] What good for kids seems dangerous for adults

Dear Mike-


Many years ago, you made a very good point in one of our private phone
conversations that unfortunately, I did not write down after you. You said
something like, "Often what is meaningful for kids seems to be dangerous 
adults." Is my memory correct? Can you elaborate on that? Have ever 
on that? 


By now, I have so many observations and examples of this sad point. I wish
somebody studied this phenomenon on a systematic basis. I saw so many 
when adults literally suck the life out of kids because of their concerns
about kids' safety and well-being.


What do you think?





Eugene Matusov, Ph.D.

Professor of Education

School of Education

University of Delaware

Newark, DE 19716, USA


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