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Richard Hake

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Why Have K-12 Educators Ignored Benezet's Breakthrough?
Posted: Sep 24, 2013 1:32 PM
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Some subscribers to MathEdCC might be interested in a recent post "Why Have K-12 Educators Ignored Benezet's Breakthrough?" [Hake (2013)]. The abstract reads:
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ABSTRACT: An educator wrote to me (paraphrasing): "I've just come across the Benezet Centre <http://bit.ly/926tiM>. Benezet's method seems superb. If it was such a success, why did it not spread?" *Good question* !! I think the best answer was given by the late Arnold Arons.

In "The Arons Advocated Method" [Hake (2004)] at <http://bit.ly/boeQQt>, I quote Arons as follows: "I have looked at the Benezet papers at <http://bit.ly/926tiM>, and I find the story congenial. . . . . . .[but] whence do we get the teachers with the background, understanding, and security to implement such instruction. They will certainly not emerge from the present production mills."

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To access the complete 53 kB post please click on <http://bit.ly/1fhomzu>.

Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University; Links to: Articles <http://bit.ly/a6M5y0>; Socratic Dialogue Inducing (SDI) Labs <http://bit.ly/9nGd3M>; Academia <http://bit.ly/a8ixxm>; Blog <http://bit.ly/9yGsXh>; GooglePlus <http://bit.ly/KwZ6mE>; Google Scholar <http://bit.ly/Wz2FP3>; Twitter <http://bit.ly/juvd52>; Facebook <http://on.fb.me/XI7EKm>; Linked In <http://linkd.in/14uycpW>.

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Hake, R.R. 2013. "Why Have K-12 Educators Ignored Benezet's Breakthrough?" online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at <http://bit.ly/1fhomzu>. Post of 24 Sep 2013 11:52:15-0400 to AERA-L and Net-Gold. The abstract and link to the complete post are being transmitted to various discussion lists and are on my blog "Hake?sEdStuff" at <http://bit.ly/18ntw5p>.



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