RE: Individuality

Hemant Desai (
Fri, 29 Mar 1996 06:31:00 -0600 (CST)

Dear Suzanne:

Congratulations on the Ph.D. With all the best wishes for the future.

Hemant Desai

PS: Since you mention education and PCP here's a little anecdote: The
textbook I have been using for teaching a senior-level teacher ed course
here at UNL has approximately 20 pages on constructivism and education.
However, the author neglects to mention George Kelly even once. And
ironically, the person who wrote the book is now a professor at OSU!
Regards. hd

> > Dear PCPers:
> >
> > I've been inactive on the mailbase for a while, for pretty good reasons, but
> > decided it was time to speak up. My experiences with PCP folks have been very
> > different from those Bill has recounted ad nauseum here. Yesterday, I
> > successfully defended the first PCP dissertation in the history of ed. psych at
> > my institution. Long before the recent maelstrom began, I had written my
> > acknowledgements page, from which I quote:
> >
> > I also acknowledge the ongoing support of the Personal Construct Psychology
> > community, especially those who contribute through the Internet mailbase to my
> > continuing education as a constructivist.
> >
> > Thanks, everyone. There are may here whom I met at NAPCN who astonished me by
> > not treating me as a middle-aged graduate student from a college of education.
> > This was what I anticipated. Instead, I found a warm and welcoming academic
> > community who were prepared to judge me on the basis of my ideas. Over the
> > past 2 years, I have gained immeasurably from this forum. Those of you who
> > have responded privately and patiently to my using the mailbase to try on ideas
> > and concepts know who you are -- and if I haven't expressed my gratitude
> > adequately, I'd like to do so now. Often I have not commented on various
> > discussions, but have followed them closely and incorporated what I have
> > learned into my own work -- so I thank all of you who contribute thoughtfully
> > and reflexively to the mailbase.
> >
> > It has been very difficult over the past few weeks to see the mailbase
> > sidetracked from what I have needed it to be, and what it has been for me. Can
> > we somehow get on with what we're really all about here? No telling how many
> > other grad students there are out there who can benefit from the collective
> > wisdom and open exchange of ideas which has characterized this forum as long as
> > I've been part of it.
> >
> > Yours truly,
> >
> > Suzanne Huffman, Ph.D, ABH (all but hooded)