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Re: Student project on dyslexia and self-esteem

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Tue, 2 Mar 2004 14:57:15 -0000

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Thankyou for putting my thoughts into words.

Andrew
----- Original Message -----
From: "ccannon" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: [DYSLEXIA] Student project on dyslexia and self-esteem


> Before this list sinks ignomiously into a cesspit of sanctimony, insults
and
> misunderstandings, shouldn't we consider the wider picture?
>
> We need people who are willing to study dyslexia and bring a fresh
> understanding of the difficulties of the dyslexic struggling to exist in a
> 'normal' society, but at the same time, surely we must accept that
dyslexic
> people have issues of their own and they might not all agree with each
> other. That doesn't make any one person's opinion invalid, or give reason
to
> lambaste anyone who disagrees with the 'established order' do we not value
> the feelings of people who think differently to ourselves?. Wasn't
Voltaire
> supposed to have had something to say about that?
>
> I personally consider that the needs and feelings of a cohort of dyslexic
> people at least, are often sidelined in the persuit of study for it's own
> sake. In my own studies, I have noticed that it is more
> important,academically, to disprove or improve a published theory, rather
> than to take a whole fresh look at the subject. My view is that this
> particular questionnaire is inappropriate for adult dyslexics. Others
> clearly disagree. There may well be a reason why it was chosen, if so,
maybe
> it could have come with a caveat to avoid any possible upset?  In any
case,
> the discussion engendered gives Jo an opportunity to include valuable
> background to the project which may otherwise have been overlooked.
>
>
>
> chrissie
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jo Horne" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 9:32 AM
> Subject: Re: [DYSLEXIA] Student project on dyslexia and self-esteem
>
>
> > Alan,
> >
> > this is not funded research - it is a third year project (looking at
> adults
> > with and without dyslexia, in HE AND NOT IN HE).  I wish there were
money
> > to be made from educational and psychological research!! Research
funding
> > is actually extremely difficult to get.  Most of my own research has in
> > fact concentrated on identification of dyslexia and very little has been
> > funded by outside bodies.
> >
> > Jo.
> >
> > At 04:22 02/03/2004 -0500, you wrote:
> > >Dyslexia has been researched to death, how many more studies can there
> > >be.  Seems to me that there is a lot of money to be made from education
> > >and psychological research, but very little put into the real victims
of
> > >unrecognised dyslexia.  Most adult dyslexics will never re-enter a
formal
> > >learning environment, so funding should be made available to those who
> are
> > >not in FE/HE.  One must really challenge the large amounts of resauses
> > >that go into certain areas while others are grossly neglected.
> > >
> > >Alan
> >
>
>

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