[plt-scheme] Perplexed Programmers

From: Marco Morazan (morazanm at gmail.com)
Date: Wed Aug 29 18:13:42 EDT 2007

> Your general sentiment seems to be in line with the quote above,
> perhaps even going further to observe that the very people who are
> supposed to teach people how to program cannot themselves program
> (something I also find to be quite true).

Now, there is an understatement.

In my small circle of curriculum influence there is a great deal of
resistance to the Ht-series. One of the major reasons is recursion. I
was told many times that it is too hard for beginners. I figured that
a productive approach would be to show how to develop a non-trivial
recursive program. Much to my surprise at the time, the problem was
that those teaching did not understand recursion. I am still trying to
figure out how to get them into a classroom to teach them about



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