[CESElist] Statistics Comparing Numbers of "ES" Majors?
cavecreekdigital at msn.com
Fri Aug 3 11:56:37 MDT 2007
On 8/2/07 8:37 AM, "Kovach, Russell" <Russell.Kovach at hcps.org> wrote:
> I am curious... is anybody aware of studies done comparing the number of
> Geology / Meteorology / Astronomy / Oceanography majors from states like NY or
> NC with compulsory Earth Science to states that do not have such a course
Russell & others,
First, although a very large portion of the students take it, ES as a
separate course is not required in NY. I explained this is an earlier post.
The person who spearheaded the NC program (which I think may be a required
course, but not necessarily on a par with the other high school sciences) is
Bill Tucci. Bill taught ES many years in New York prior to moving to NC. I
think Bill has now moved to another position in NC.
AGI may have the statistics you seek.
Steve Kluge at Fox lane HS in Bedford NY is distinguished by the number of
his former students who went on in the geosciences. Steve has even hosted
reunions of his students at GSA meetings. Steve is an excellent example of
how a dedicated teacher can influence the professional choices of his
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