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General invitation email being send to members of the mathematics and science education community starting June 16, 2006

Dear Colleagues

I am developing on line collaboration regarding an
investigation that suggests that most adults have an acquired learning
disability in arithmetic and basic mathematics, and profound dislike of
intellectualism.

The source of this (conjectured) acquired learning disability
(ALD) may be traceable to a normal and natural response to very slow and often
very poor learning experiences in elementary school and in middle schools.

A culturally well established social philosophy also seems to
re-enforce the notion that any type of mathematics is distasteful.

My notes on this viewpoint are at:

http://www.ontologystream.com/beads/QuestionOfAccess/AQA.htm

These notes require an extensive background in a number is
disciplines and some withholding of judgment until the full argument can be
made.

What I wish to do is to spend the next twelve months
developing two texts, one at the graduate mathematics education level; and one
which is to be used as a textbook for reteaching arithmetic and teaching for
the first time foundational concepts from number theory, topology, real
analysis and history of formalism.

Might you forward my note on to others of your colleagues and
advise me as to e-forums that are open to looking at the issue of acquired
learning disability and remediation strategies based on this theory.

I opened a goggle-groups forum for the purpose of a
discussion with the mathematics education community.

http://groups.google.com/group/Acquired-Learning-Disability-Remediation

This e-forum is intended as a criticism of educational
philosophy, but not of anyone who has (or is) part of the mathematics / science
education community. It is a discussion
about the possibility that the K-12 system and social philosophy work together
to produce an effect that is not necessary.
It is conjectured that the poor performance of American school students
in mathematics and science is not a natural phenomenon that arises out of some
absence of capability. A positive
statement of remediation strategies is sought.

Dr Paul S Prueitt

703-981-2676