Some subscribers to MathEdCC might be interested in a recent post "Symbiosis: A Standardista Endorses a Direct Instructionist" [Hake (2013)].  The abstract reads:

ABSTRACT: In "Re: Casualty of the Math Wars" [Hake (2012a)] at <> I criticized Bishop et al.'s "A Close Examination of Jo Boaler's Railside Report" <>. Then in "R.L. Moore - Pioneer of Math Education Reform" [Hake (2013c)] at <>, I criticized Bishop's (2013b) "Re: Direct Instruction rocks: Or does it?" <> (click on the html attachment).

My criticism of Bishop's proclamations led "standardista" (in the educational sense employed by Susan Ohanian <>) Richard P. Phelps (2013) <> to endorse direct instructionist Wayne Bishop by portraying my criticism as simply "personal animosity" in a post of that title at <>. In this post I show that Phelps makes serious errors in each of his nine objections to my criticism.

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Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
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REFERENCES [URL shortened by <> and accessed on 23 April 2013.]
Hake, R.R. 2013. "Symbiosis: A Standardista Endorses a Direct Instructionist" online on the OPEN Net-Gold archives at <>. Post of 22 Apr 2013 18:43:32-0700 to AERA-L and Net-Gold. The abstract and link to the complete post are being transmitted to several discussion lists and are on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at <> with a provision for comments.