Bishop, Wayne had posted Oct 8, 2010 6:51 AM: > Here is some really startling evidence from Ed > Week, "ensuring kids are prepared for college by > the time they leave high school is the single > most important thing we can do to improve college > completion rates." > > I'm going to go way out on a limb and speculate > that a good study would demonstrate that ensuring > kids are prepared for high school by the time > they leave middle school is the single most > important thing we can do to improve high school > completion rates." Unadulterated social promotion > in conjunction with opposition to testable > academic standards has been SOP for long time but > maybe there's a better way? > > Wayne > Let me go even way further out on a limb to claim that most such issues will disappear into thin air when we actively inculcate what I call the "question-asking frame of mind" in an adequately wide segment of the population - including most teachers and students. This is 'a way' that *includes* all the desiderata that Dr Bishop apparently desires.
Attached herewith a couple of documents describing this useful faculty, along with some information about how it may be inculcated. Much more information is available on request, and also a useful software that enables the needed modelling to be done with relative ease.