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Hand a brush to a Japanese or Chinese child and their brain shifts into =
the same modality as is used for writing and language. A very different =
experience for the non-asian child who is all prepared only to "make =
marks" -- don't you think? That may be a difference to tak into account =
in explaining the difference in skill. I also read the the asian skill =
often does not carry over to unfamiliar, unpracticed imagery and that =
when asked to draw a giraffe for example there is a tendency to revert =
to imagery mopre familiar in western classroms.
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