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Svjetlana Curcic

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  1. I am not a historian by training which is perhaps why I have a question: I wonder why nobody mentioned Wilhelm Dilthey; perhaps he is not "post- " enough as in "post-modern"? I think his work "Pattern and meaning in history: Thoughts on History and Society" (Ed. H.P. Rickman) would be a good introduction to the "Philosophy of History" with some thoughts leading (or leaning) toward postmodern thinking (as opposed to e.g., Althusser as an introduction). Svjetlana
  2. Sorry my reply comes so late. In case you are still interested in the topic, here an interesting reference: Ballenger, C. (1992)"Because You Like Us: The Language of Control." Harvard Educational Review 62 (2), 199-207. Svjetlana Curcic
  3. I wish I could have witnessed the end of the WW II in any country. I wonder how people felt once that war was over (“happy” most likely does not cover it). I keep forgetting to ask my mother when I see once a year. I wish we were documenting people’s memories of that particular day (the very first day of thoughts would also be valuable) in the form of oral history. Having said that, I explored and found out the following piece of news: November 8, 2007 House Passes Bipartisan Resolution to Establish "National Veterans History Project Week" U.S. Representative Jon Porter (R-NV) has announced that the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution 770, a bipartisan resolution designating the week of November 11 through November 17, 2007 as "National Veterans History Project Week." The special observance mobilizes America to record the oral history of its wartime veterans. Co-sponsors of the resolution include U. S. Representative Ron Kind (D-WI), original sponsor of the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress American Folklife Center, and 23 other members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The resolution calls upon the people of the United States to interview at least one veteran from their family or community, following guidelines provided by the Veterans History Project. Local, state and national organizations along with federal, state and local governmental institutions are encouraged to document preserve and honor the service of American wartime veterans. More on: http://www.loc.gov/vets/ I still wish people were documenting ordinary people’s lives, not only vets. For example, there is a great digitized collection of interviews with former slaves (2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and assembled in Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves ON: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.html This collection truly brings history to life. Svjetlana Curcic
  4. Just in case you need more, these are really useful sites: Shortcuts for MAC http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=75459 Shortcuts for PC: http://calpact.berkeley.edu/info/handouts/...C_Shortcuts.pdf Svjetlana Curcic
  5. I am a PhD candidate at Michigan State University (MSU), Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE). I worked as a teacher for ten years and also taught at MSU undergraduate courses within the Teacher Education Department and CEPSE department. My interest is primarily in K-12 education and teacher education. The focus of my research is on inclusive reading and writing instruction, including integrating technology into instruction (all subject matters). I live in the US since 1993. I was born and grew up in Croatia where I return every summer and spend some time in the capital, city of Zagreb, and the island of Hvar.
  6. My name is Svjetlana Curcic. I am a doctoral student at the Michigan State University, College of Education.
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