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Re: [xmca] Activity and interpsychological aspects of CHAT
Christine, I couldn't follow a lot of what you said. Never assume
another person either knows what you are talking about or even less, has
read the same books as you have read. Can I focus on your final comment?
christine schweighart wrote:
An example in my predicament supervising project work: irrigation in
agriculture - where traditional methods and imported technologies
juxtapose from different activity. Export-driven production (and
national economic dependency upon this activity) degrades
environmental and agricultural habitat. In these situations wisdom
from indigenous local cultivation practices are sought to inform
development of agricultural practice. Educationally the 'scientific
concept' to do this is in action-research, and training programmes
require the stance of action-research for the leading edge 'peasant
farmers' (even the term in English has an historical pejorative
connotation which is unhelpful...).
I tend to think that 99% of the issue in this kind of work is in the
initial setting up of the program, making sure that what you are trying
to has the full-hearted support and understanding of everyone involved.
THese situations usually take a century to resolve, so take your time,
eh? Does this happen?
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