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Sal's sites

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Betty Bowen (bbowen.ok.us)
Thu, 29 Jul 1999 09:18:24 -0500


Sal, thanks for the articles. I really got the impression that the writer of
the Kappan article knew what he was going to write long before he went
collecting his footnotes. He sure zipped through the research with
split-brain patients, but as dismissive and somewhat condescending as it
was, it was still interesting.

"So, despite what you read in the papers and in the brain-based education
literature, neuroscience has not established that there is a sensitive
period between the ages of 4 and 10 during which children learn more
quickly, easily, and meaningfully. Brain-based educators have uncritically
embraced neuroscientific speculation."

The brain-based art education course I just took never suggested any such
thing, or for that matter, most of what this writer says brain-based
education is about.

here's another site with a very brief explanation of Sperry's split brain
studies:
http://design.otago.ac.nz:801/grant/psyc/TWOBRAIN.HTML

Betty


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