My proposal of five members was not to _start_ a Workgroup but to elect
a representative to the Coordinating Ring (our Executive Committee).
This is written in the current Constitutional draft, and the purpose is
to allow individual initiative while making representation contingent
upon working with a sub-group of WAOE. The 29 sub-groups suggested so
far should have something to attract most educators, and they can
suggest more. This is like a development planned to house a thousand
members from 50 countries. The committee titles need to be
self-explanatory on a membership form, so let's try for the best ones
and add notes where necessary.
Gordon prefers "Corporate Training" to "Business and In-Company"--any
views on this from other members? Do we have a demand already for other
areas like Special Education?
In the subject areas higher education is the default, while North
America and Western Europe tend to be the default context for much
discourse, so I've tried to suggest Heritage Online CREWs for other
groups of humanity. In some places speakers don't even assume the stance
of always knowing better! So let us work for reconciliation.
Professor, Kagawa Junior College, Japan
P.S.: A scenic digital movie of me in Japan (mpeg, 12 megabytes) is
available for downloading from the tcc98 conference Website, I believe
from URL: <http://leahi.kcc.hawaii.edu/org/tcon98/greet.html>.