[CESElist] Earth System Science Certification Program

Steve M. Carlson nativelement at charter.net
Thu Aug 2 13:05:30 MDT 2007

That statement ought to be made public in his town.

On Aug 1, 2007, at 3:26 PM, <smossavi6585 at charter.net> wrote:

> As in the case that Eldridge pointed out, at Mankato hostility to  
> earth science education came from the Chemistry faculty (despite  
> having geology IN their department) as well as from the Dean of the  
> College of Science and faculty in the College of Education. In the  
> latter case...it was a desire for more course time to be spent on  
> pedagogy classes from their college. As for the Dean of the College  
> of Science, he has stated the following reason for not staffing or  
> supporting earth science education, on several occasions, "They are  
> only going to be teachers...what do they need to know." This is an  
> administrator paid well over $100,000 per year who oversees the  
> largest cohorts of future teachers in the state of Minnesota.  
> Academia is BIG part of the problem! Dean Moosavi
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