Teaching for Turbulence

  title={Teaching for Turbulence},
  author={Michael F. Maniates},
In late 2010, a respected research team led by Yale University professor Susan Clark released a two-part assessment of college and university programs in environmental studies and science (ESS). The team’s conclusions were hardhitting and pointed. Too many ESS programs, they wrote, do too much too quickly with insufficient clarity of purpose and method. They “suffer from muddled goals, disciplinary hodge-podge, and an educational smorgasbord of course offerings.” At a time when the need for… 
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