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[Xmca-l] Re: Teaching in social context

The thing i find interesting is that the students can pick up the lyrics of a song in minutes, but they can not read or pass these tests.  

Are there anyworks that look at the correlation between learning styles, race, and vygotsky's zone of proximal development?

Dr. Paul C. Mocombe
The Mocombeian Foundation, Inc.

Race and Class Distinctions within Black Communities 

-------- Original message --------
From: mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> 
Date: 03/17/2015  1:13 PM  (GMT-05:00) 
To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu> 
Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Teaching in social context 

Greg--- Not to mention people being caught in the rude.

Seems like the grumpy quality of the narrative is being picked up on, but
hard to tell.

*The Secret Garden* is antiquarian by American standards, having appeared
in the latter part of the 1900's. I note there is a modern TV series about

Paul - Would it be permissible to incorporate some of the TV, so the kids
get a richer interpretive object and mix it with reading?


On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 10:01 AM, Greg Mcverry <jgregmcverry@gmail.com>

> A hoe, a gardener named weatherstaff  and a mistress, Oh how meaning could
> be misconstrued. And I am not even considering the mansion which few of
> your wife's students have any real cultural reference point.
> On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 12:54 PM Dr. Paul C. Mocombe <
> pmocombe@mocombeian.com> wrote:
> > My wife teaches 3rd grade at an inner-city school.  Today the students
> > were tested on a district-wide mock test and they came across the
> attached
> > passage.  Half the class came up to her, and said that they can not read
> > the passage bcuz they are cursing in it...
> >
> >
> > Dr. Paul C. Mocombe
> > President
> > The Mocombeian Foundation, Inc.
> > www.mocombeian.com
> > www.readingroomcurriculum.com
> > www.paulcmocombe.info

It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object
that creates history. Ernst Boesch.