Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 17:40:21

Author: --- Paul Nord

Subject: Re: 4th Grade Science textbook gripes

Post:

I'm not sure. When I look at the link I get this information on the page: "Your access to this publication is provided through the subscription of Valparaiso Univ."

Does anyone know if I can repost the article without violating the copyright?

Or can Anthony request it through his local library?

Paul


On Apr 13, 2011, at 5:26 PM, Anthony Lapinski wrote:

> Can you post the article? The link works, but the article is only for
> subscribers to the AJP.
>
> tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu writes:
>> John,
>>
>>
>> I just read the publication of Mario Iona's acceptance speech for the
>> Millikan Lecture Award. I highly recommend it:
>> [ http://ajp.aapt.org/resource/1/ajpias/v55/i4/p299_s2 ]‘‘Why Johnny
>> can’t learn physics from textbooks I have known,’’ Mario Iona’s
>> acceptance speech for the 1986 Millikan Lecture Award presented by the
>> American Association of Physics Teachers, Columbus, Ohio, 26 June 1986 |
>> Browse - American Journal of Physics
>>
>>
>> The final paragraph is particularly interesting. He laments the fact
>> that by citing errors in textbooks he's only adding to their citation
>> list. This makes the author's and publisher's work appear to be more
>> noteworthy even when the nature of the citation is entirely bad.
>>
>>
>> In the article he suggests that teachers and parents do more to complain
>> to publishers to fix textbook problems. Here's a new idea: Why not cite
>> good textbooks in scientific publications? You might have to be a little
>> bit of a smartass to list a grade school textbook in a paper on the Higgs
>> Boson... on the other hand, it's not hard to find some relevant
>> connection.
>>
>>
>> Paul
>>
>>
>> [ http://ajp.aapt.org/resource/1/ajpias/v55/i4/p299_s2
>> ]http://ajp.aapt.org/resource/1/ajpias/v55/i4/p299_s2
>> On Apr 13, 2011, at 3:27 PM, hubisz wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Never in writing, but partly, that publishers support AAPT in many ways
>> and too much risk of ticking off publishers who provide "lucrative" book
>> contracts for many AAPT members.
>>
>> John Hubisz
>>
>> P.S. I have contributed for many years to my proposed "Mario Iona Award",
>> but, other than talking about it, nothing. I.e. other than the "General
>> Fund" I write "Mario Iona Award" on my cheque to AAPT.
>>
>> JLH
>>
>> On 4/13/2011 1:41 PM, Paul Nord wrote:
>>
>>
>> Too much risk of ticking off publishers who provide lucrative book
>> contracts for many AAPT members
>>
>>
>>
>
>



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