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[Xmca-l] Re: "Scaling up" and "Big ideas"

I like this idea of "federated development" but am also fond of "viral
development". The latter has the advantage of feeling more "organic"
("federation" has connotations of "bureaucracy" to me - e.g. Star Wars),
but on the other hand, "viral" is not exactly a catchy (!) concept in
positive terms (e.g., computer viruses, cold viruses...).

On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 3:18 PM, Greg Mcverry <jgregmcverry@gmail.com>

> This is common in the US as well. Especially in border states with Mexico.
> Recently  a wave of unaccompanied minors (5 and 6 years old) trying to
> immigrate without parents by traveling 1,000 of miles.
> There is some recent research in the literacy community around
> transnational literacies but in terms of activism you have DREAM advocates
> and not enough....
> The same event sparked a wave of xenophobia that ended immigration reform
> in US.
> In terms of the original post fidelity and scale have always been the
> impossible dream of outcome based research.
> The same is true of education reform and development in general.
> Instead of fidelity I think we should try for federated development. Have a
> shared goal but allow for the plan to be forked and localized.

Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602