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written by Michael Marder
THE PREPARATION OF TEACHERS TAKES PLACE AMID OPPOSING FORCES. THE GREATEST SINGLE PROBLEM IN PUBLIC EDUCATION IS THE ABSENCE OF SUITABLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS, PARTICULARLY IN PHYSICS. YET NATIONAL ATTENTION HAS TURNED TO RAISING THE BAR ON ENTERING THE TEACHING PROFESSION. RESEARCH-BASED KNOWLEDGE ON HOW TO TEACH PARTICULAR PHYSICS TOPICS IS FAR ADVANCED AND REQUIRES TIME AND EFFORT TO ACQUIRE. YET IN MOST STATES THE LABOR MARKET FAVORS TEACHERS WITH CREDENTIALS FOR BROAD FIELD SCIENCE. THE WEAK PERFORMANCE OF US STUDENTS SUGGESTS TEACHERS MUST HAVE ADVANCED CONTENT KNOWLEDGE. YET IN SCHOOLS WITH HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF POVERTY, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT MAY BE MORE IMPORTANT. I WILL DISCUSS HOW THESE OPPOSING FORCES ARE SHAPING THE TEACHER PREPARATION EFFORTS WITH WHICH I AM INVOLVED.

Michael Marder is a member of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics, internationally known for its experiments on chaos and pattern formation. He specializes in the mechanics of solids, particularly the fracture of brittle materials. He has published a graduate textbook on condensed matter physics which is now in its second edition, and an undergraduate textbook on research methods for science.  As Associate Dean for Science and Mathematics Education in the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, Michael Marder is co-director of UTeach, the University program for preparation of secondary math and science teachers. He is working to introduce inquiry techniques into undergraduate teaching, is local director of the Siemens-Westinghouse Competition region 2 finals, and directs programs aimed at improving science education in Austin elementary schools.
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PhysTEC 2013 Conference
Baltimore, MD: March 15-17, 2013
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M. Marder, presented at the PhysTEC 2013 Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2013, WWW Document, (http://prezi.com/2ca8ce0j3kni/nothing-makes-sense-in-education-except-in-light-of-poverty/?kw=view-2ca8ce0j3kni&rc=ref-4686328).
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M. Marder, Nothing makes sense in physics education except in light of poverty, presented at the PhysTEC 2013 Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2013, <http://prezi.com/2ca8ce0j3kni/nothing-makes-sense-in-education-except-in-light-of-poverty/?kw=view-2ca8ce0j3kni&rc=ref-4686328>.
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Marder, M. (2013, March 15-17). Nothing makes sense in physics education except in light of poverty. Paper presented at PhysTEC 2013 Conference, Baltimore, MD. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from http://prezi.com/2ca8ce0j3kni/nothing-makes-sense-in-education-except-in-light-of-poverty/?kw=view-2ca8ce0j3kni&rc=ref-4686328
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Marder, Michael. "Nothing makes sense in physics education except in light of poverty." Paper presented at the PhysTEC 2013 Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 15-17, 2013. http://prezi.com/2ca8ce0j3kni/nothing-makes-sense-in-education-except-in-light-of-poverty/?kw=view-2ca8ce0j3kni&rc=ref-4686328 (accessed 20 October 2014).
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Marder, Michael. "Nothing makes sense in physics education except in light of poverty." PhysTEC 2013 Conference. Baltimore, MD: 2013. 20 Oct. 2014 <http://prezi.com/2ca8ce0j3kni/nothing-makes-sense-in-education-except-in-light-of-poverty/?kw=view-2ca8ce0j3kni&rc=ref-4686328>.
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