From: David Scott
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Date: 21 Oct 1996
Remote Name: tsb-55.ucsc.edu
"He gives a definition for bottom-up but not one for top-down. Is it correct for me to assume that the top-down process of teaching is when you start at a higher level of problem solving then the rote skills should fall into place?"
As far as your other comments about agreeing with the author's opinion that we need to change the organization of the school system, not just add new money and technology to it, in this last Sunday's edition of "Parade" magazine (which comes with the San Jose Mercury), on page 12 there is an interesting article about a school in Massachusetts that does very well with a paultry budget. I'll bring it to class tonight.
"What's up with that Alanis Morisette video where it's just three minutes of her face? It's one of the biggest selling albums in history, so you think they'd be able to afford something a little more interesting."