"The argument that IE has not worked is specious, because it has not really been tried."
But wouldn't that apply equally to the argument that it does work?
I have looked at the (IE) class at MIT in considerable detail. At least it tries to retain a notion of rigor but I am not seeing any transformation there. Clearly, the non IE version remains the path of choice for those seeking the depth we are used to and that these Chinese (and other emerging countries) are showing. Depth I might add that is unmistakable in an interview. Are there other IE classes out there that I should be looking at? That is a much as I can do to look at your theory. It isn't like these students are showing up at my door, because as you said, they don't exist yet.
What would interest me really is a high school class, using IE that you think is equal to our high school physics class, or at least the way I described it. I would like to see that curriculum, the text and the tests. That is the only way I can be sure that your coverage is complete. the math in the course should begin with algebra (2) and progress through calculus. Over two years. I would like to see such a course.
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