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Re: Essential Read From Current Encounters List

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 00:37:42 -0000
Archived: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 07:07:55 -0500
Subject: Re: Essential Read From Current Encounters List

>From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2011 18:31:22 -0000
>Subject: Re: Essential Read From Current Encounters List

>>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 18:12:57 -0000
>>Subject: Re: Essential Read From Current Encounters List


>'established knowledge' demands blind acceptance of the

>Not so Ray. 'Critical acceptance' is the proper norm.

>Blind acceptance is the province of inadequate teachers and
>unimaginative students. There may be many such teachers and
>students, and they can have a voice in the definition of
>conventional wisdom, but they play no part in the establishment
>of real knowledge.

Ha! Right Gerald, that's maybe a more accurate description of my
own thoughts, as said in last reply to Jerry.

However I get the impression (and am not alone) that Western
education orgs, including the peer-review journals, have, in the
last few decades become repressive and almost dogmatic in their
increasing exclusion of critical or dissenting voices.

Some of those dissenting voices can be found in these links on
academic censorship:



maybe also


and there's a general rant on the shameful state of UK education



Ray D

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