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Re: Mathematician
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Oct 7, 2010 1:22 AM


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 calculusbased physics but that she had no mathematics courses beyond calculus nor real science courses beyond calculusbased 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 calculusbased physics and probably would never have been able to survive such.
Wayne
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: > > > > http://www7.nationalacademies.org/bose/Stage%20Biosket > > 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.



