Monthly Archives: March 2011

Who knows how best to educate children?

At some time or other each of the following groups have claimed to know how best to educate children: parents, teachers, psychologists and politicians. Sometimes these groups are conflated as when it is a parent as teacher, psychologist or politician … Continue reading

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The OECD’s Dyslexia Primer

The OECD has primers on dyslexia and dyscalculia.  But the so-called specific learning problem is in truth a general teaching, pseudo-problem. It  is caused in large part by psychologists and neuro-biologists and -scientists reifying and  medicalising perfectly normal phases in … Continue reading

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The dyslexo-centric universe: its pre-Copernican status & fabro-centric alternative

The dyslexo-centric universe At the heart of the dyslexo-centric universe is the definition of the word dyslexia itself. Thus as an entity ‘dyslexia’ is rather curiously defined as a specific but multifaceted neurological condition involving a phonological language deficit. The … Continue reading

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