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Writing: Self-Consciousness and a Change in Reality?

  • John Dixon

Abstract

Years ago, when I taught in the inner city in London, I gradually discovered that — for all the hardship and Dickensian grime — our children had special talents. For example, in writing: the class and I could talk over people we knew well, trying to picture them and catch a likeness at characteristic moments, and lots of my eleven-year-olds would write things like this:

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Characteristic Moment English Department Walk Away Special Talent Double Decker 
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