Re: snapshots -Reply

Peter Vandenberg (pvandenb@WPPOST.DEPAUL.EDU)
Mon, 15 Jan 1996 22:12:54 -0600

I'm afraid I reject the missionary model for what I do. Pace, Matthew
Arnold. I'm much different from almost all the students I teach, and I
consider it improper to be in the cloning business. I think I can teach
people much different from me a few skills that I'm good at teaching. I
don't expect them to appropriate my values and interests.

Fred Kemp
Texas Tech
While I don't do any cloning either, I'm having a tough time thinking about
teaching as anything but assimilation. What are these "skills" that can be
separated from the values and interests recommending that they be
taught? And--assuming that "skills" are not disinterested or
value-neutral--how does one determine that she is any good at teaching
them? By how convincingly they are appropriated?

Pete Vandenberg
DePaul University, Chicago