Re[4]: Reassessing our practices

Michael Hamende (HamendeM@CTS.DB.ERAU.EDU)
Tue, 13 Feb 1996 10:11:55 EST

I'd offer there is a significant difference between the value of the
ability to write and the ability to put a ball through a hoop. This
is the problem I have with athletics, the applicability beyond the
narrow scope of the NBA, NFL, etc is negligible. Hardly the case with
writing. Anyone below the theorist can use the skill in where ever
they end up "in the hierarchy." The ability to write has a
universality to it that ball bouncing does not. I guess I would not
make as strong a connection between the two as you have.

Mike Hamende

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Date: 2/13/96 10:00 AM

On Tue, 13 Feb 1996, Michael Hamende wrote:
> Just because "they" may not be headed toward being a theorist - does
> that mean they couldn't? As educators, shouldn't we be concerned with
> what might be? The vision thing? How might what they end up being be
> different, if our expectations were different?

No, of course it doesn't mean that they couldn't. But this reminds me a
little of the tens of thousands of little kids who want to be pro basketball
players vs the few who actually make it. Very few of our students will end
up this far up the hierarchy of academia. However, let's hope that all
of them end up in this social/civic sphere of which I speak. I see myself
as an educator having more influence here.