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Bishop, Wayne

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Registered: 12/6/04
Re: Mathematician
Posted: Oct 7, 2010 1:22 AM
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Apparently, I need to apologize for playing even dumber that I am. I
have been well aware of her leadership in science education, and to a
lesser extent, in mathematics education - as well as her educational
experience for such - for more than two decades. My guess is that she
did have regular calculus and calculus-based physics but that she had
no mathematics courses beyond calculus nor real science courses
beyond calculus-based physics. My supposition is generous in that I
have met mathematics education "PhDs" who had never had an honest
college calculus sequence and science education "PhD's"who had never
had calculus-based physics and probably would never have been able to
survive such.


At 08:45 AM 10/6/2010, Michael Dougherty wrote:
> > If only Wayne Bishop would occasionally take his own
> > advice to others and would search through Google, he
> > would easily find a biographical sketch about
> > Elisabeth Stage and what she may have taught at the
> > graduate level:
> >
> >
> > ch.html

>Oh, I think Wayne has a good gripe here.

> > Quote
> > > (Dr Stage), a mathematician by training, thinks:
>The biography says nothing about being a "mathematician" at all.
>"Dr. Stage holds an Ed.D. in Science Education and an M.Ed., both
>from Harvard University, and an A.B. in Chemistry from Smith College."
>We do have to jealously protect the title "mathematician." Judging
>just from that biography, she was someone interested in
>Chemistry/Education who found herself in a position where she
>"directed the Mathematics Professional Development Institutes under
>the Office of the President of the University of California. As
>someone who was told how to teach math by an Ed.D. in charge of
>Academic Affairs at a previous job, I can tell you I've seen how
>such folks can manipulate into such positions where they do not have
>the credentials to be much more than grant writing assistants, yet
>this lady is called a "mathematician by training"? What am I missing?
>- --Mike D.

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