Date: Oct 7, 2012 10:52 PM
Author: Richard Hake
Subject: Satirical Essays By Diana Senechal and Arnold Arons

Some subscribers to Math-Teach might be interested in "Satirical 
Essays By Diana Senechal and Arnold Arons." The abstract reads:

ABSTRACT: I provide excerpts for the following satirical essays by
Diana Senechal and Arnold Arons:

(a) "Research Breakthrough! Silver Bullet Found" [Senechal (2012)],
online at <>;

(b) "Educational Practices - an Expert View of Current Trends" [Arons
(1973)], online to subscribers of "The Physics Teacher" at

(c) "An expert visit to the cognitive domain" [Arons (1984)], online
to subscribers of "The Physics Teacher" at <>.

Arons was influenced by Frank Sullivan's <> "Mr.
Arbuthnot," the cliche expert, who futilely battled the banal in
popular writing. Fortunately, Arbuthnot lives on in essays by Ben
Yagoda (2001?) <> "24/7 With the Cliche Expert"
at <> and Frank Prial (2006)
<> "Wine talk: Rolling out those chewy behemoths"
at <>.

And also - you know - having said that, in real time and for texters
and googlers, the bottom line is that the imperial concerns of the
real-time marketplace demand use of awesome, amazing, and
game-changing cliches not only prior to, but at the end of the day,
around the clock, and 24/7.

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Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
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Hake, R.R. 2012. "Satirical Essays By Diana Senechal and Arnold
Arons," online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at
<>. Post of 7 Oct 2012 11:15:56 -0700. The
abstract and link to the complete post are being transmitted to
several discussion lists and are also on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at
<> with a provision for comments.