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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel

Subject: Re: Technology question

From: Cindy O'Donnell-Allen (cindyoa@lamar.colostate.edu)
Date: Wed Mar 22 2000 - 14:21:40 EST


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Betsy,

Welcome aboard! Your participation here, your obvious interest in literacy, and
your desire to make interdisciplinary connections as a science teacher
absolutely warms the cockles of my educator's heart :)

- Cindy

Betsy Scheidemantel wrote:

> I am not an English teacher but rather a science teacher taking the class as
> an elective. I am, however, truly enjoying reading and discussing these
> novels. I feel that are some themes that we can cross-cirriculm teach, such
> as the technology question. Have we gone too far and crossed that imaginary
> line both morally and ethically? When reading Flowers for Algernon my first
> reaction was 'what a great idea!' but then I got to thinking...if we raise
> the level of "slower" people to that of genus level, who then becomes the
> "slower" ones, society's now "normal" population? Do we then raise theirs?
> This and other questions about technology are being asked in the science
> classroom and having the literature to refer to is great!
>
> Betsy Lehman Scheidemantel

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