RE: Textbook writing

Subject: RE: Textbook writing
From: Jeff Hanvey <jewahe1 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 11:55:03 -0800 (PST)

Doesn't this seem like an error in reasoning to you?

>From the article:

"'These are basic errors,' Hubisz said. 'It's stuff
that anyone who had taken a science class would be
able to catch.'"

And later:

"But Hubisz, president of the American Association of
Physics Teachers, said many middle-school science
teachers have little physical science training and may
not recognize errors."

1. How can anyone be expected to know what's an error
if s/he hasn't been properly trained?

2. If everyone has been learning from books that
contain errors, how can s/he catch those errors?

Seems to be that Hubisz can reason only in circles!

Jeff Hanvey

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