Long standing personal and inter-personal problems endure despite trying to apply common-sense and follow experts' advice. Compounding this issue is that experts often disagree among themselves over what one should do and how to do it; another is that one person's common-sense is another's nonsense.
On the surface long-standing problems fall into two seemingly different types:
- conceptual : for example, what is converted / latent handedness, the hegemony of the /right/, dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD; and what is the difference between learning difficulty and learning disabilityf?
- practical : for example, how to cure anorexia, improve educational performance, ensure that reasonable adjustments have been made in the workplace for those with disabilities, prevent young offenders becoming offenders: and how to identify converted / latent handedness, and handle the hegemony of the /right/?
Here this dichotomy between the practical and the conceptual is replaced by the image of the 'page' of a book. Each page has two aspects: recto or practical and verso or conceptual. The obvious implication is the opportunity to turn from page to page.
The meta-problem tackled on this website is to pose and answer the question "What evidence will convince those suffering long standing problems or responsible for helping those with long standing problems that latent / converted handedness is not a co-factor in sustaining the problem?" Tackling this meta-problem inevitably involves handling the hegemony of the /right/.
This radically different approach will help individuals, corporations, and institutions solve a variety of (to quote Karl Popper) 'concrete miseries' by dealing with three sets of general ignorance conditions:
- World-views First, knowledge about world-views, sometimes known as mind-sets, explanatory schemas or frameworks among both the public and professionals. Differences in world-view helps to explain why experts working in the same field often disagree among themselves - for world-views determine which facts are accepted as evidence and what is not.
- Latent / converted handedness Second, knowledge -in the English speaking world- about a core body-mind condition, referred to in short-hand fashion as latent / converted handedness. This is a core general body-mind condition, identified when we find individuals writing with their non-adept hand. Ignorance about latent / converted handedness, and therefore failure to eliminate it as a co-factor in any presenting problems incurs heavy costs, particularly for the entire education system: has serious implications for the conduct of evaluations for personal, educational, medico-legal and legal purposes. It will also result in ineffectual Personalised Education, Professional Development or Treatment Programmes
- Hegemony of the /right/ Third, knowledge about the role of the hegemony of the /right/ and how to handle it.
The hegemony of the /right/ issue is interwoven with both world-view and latent / converted handedness issues.
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