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A timeless collection of wisdom on love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty from the man who has been a friend to generations of Americans. There are few personalities who evoke such universal feelings of warmth as Fred Rogers. An enduring presence in American homes for over 30 years, his plainspoken wisdom continues to guide and comfort many. The World According to Mister Rogers distills the legacy and singular worldview of this beloved American figure. An inspiring collection of stories, anecdotes, and insights -- with sections devoted to love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty, The World According to Mister Rogers reminds us that there is much more in life that unites us than divides us. Culled from Fred Rogers... Rest of this review on the detail page
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It has been said that the field of artificial intelligence is not a field. AI, so the proposal goes, is a blanket term for a series of areas; such as expert systems, pattern recognition, and so forth; which will be discovered as time progresses. Artificial intelligence will therefore always be the undiscovered "leftover" which remains behind. A similar, though somewhat reversed, statement is applied to cognitive science. Cognitive science, this view holds, is a collection of unanswered questions from a variety of fields related to the topic of thought. Von Eckardt is attempting to refute this position. She brings leading writing in the fields (though primarily from philosophy) together to attempt to form a foundational basis: to p... Rest of this review on the detail page
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This book shows over and over again that children *do* fail, but it says precious little about how. Throughout the loose collection of old teaching notes and observations, mechanisms and analysis are given, but there is little evidence to support them. Holt's primary contention seems to to be that fear, uncertainty and doubt; fostered by the "cold pricklies" of Transactional Analysis for Tots; lock children into known behaviours, even if they are known to be wrong. I have every sympathy with this view, but Holt's "research", if it can be called that, is far from compelling, particularly when compared with, say, that of Martin Seligman. Again, the author attempts to discourage teachers from "quashing" children by dumping on wrong ans... Rest of this review on the detail page
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