The PhysTEC website will be unavailable on Saturday, August 1 due to network maintenance at the American Center for Physics.

News Item Detail Page

PhysTEC Book: Collected Papers on Teacher Preparation

Sep 06, 2007

Thirty-five submissions for the book on teacher preparation have been received. The submission deadline has passed. The book, to be published jointly by the American Physical Society and American Association of Physics Teachers, will include new reports reflecting cutting-edge research and practice, as well as reprints of previously published seminal papers.  Printed copies will be distributed to chairs of all physics departments in the United States.  The book will also be freely available online.

Papers submitted for publication should focus specifically on physics and physical-science education research, or on research-based instruction and curriculum development, directed at pre-service or in-service teachers of physics and physical science. The primary intended audience consists of physics department chairs and faculty members at physics degree-granting institutions in the United States.

It is intended that papers included in the book will also be published either in the American Journal of Physics (AJP) or in Physical Review Special Topics–Physics Education Research (PRST-PER). Prior to submitting any manuscript, prospective authors must submit an outline/prospectus to the book editors.  Pre-submission discussion with the book editors is recommended.  Click to open or download the Guidelines and Policies for Teacher Preparation Book.

Deadline dates:  Prospectus submission by March 1, 2008; manuscript submission by August 1, 2008.

Contact Information for book editors:

David E. Meltzer:

Peter S. Shaffer:

Editorial Board:

Karen Cummings, Southern Connecticut University
Andy Elby, University of Maryland
Fred Goldberg, San Diego State University
Jill Marshall, University of Texas, Austin
Valerie Otero, University of Colorado
Richard Steinberg, City College of New York
Stamatis Vokos, Seattle Pacific University
Robert Beichner, North Carolina State University
Gene Sprouse, American Physical Society
Dan Kulp, American Physical Society
Jan Tobochnik, Kalamazoo College