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Jul 03, 2004

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Mark Piller

http://www.howstuffworks.com took the approach somewhat similar to what you describe. Check out the site, there are some very interesting topics described in plain English.

Mark

Graham,

You're not alone in not being a fan of how children are currently taught. My family has been using home-based education and following a more classical approach. Susan Wise Bauer's book "The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home" has been helpful to us. Wise also has a newer book for adults seeking to obtain the classical education they missed out on as children.

Mark

Chris Raber

One of my favorite thinkers on education is Mortimer Adler. Adler was dubbed the "Philosopher for the Everyman" for his ability to bring complex philisophical thought to the laymen.

Here is a nice treatise on his view of education and a prescription for a cure: http://www.realuofc.org/libed/adler/frontier.html

Best,

-Chris.

James Governor

interesting- was reading about Alan Kay - one of the Parc stalwarts - now at hp research

he is working on something called squeak - an aid for teaching children. see squeakland.org

it would seem to converge two of your current interests rather elegantly

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