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American Journal of Physics
written by Lillian C. McDermott
This article proceeds from the premise that one of the major reasons for the perceived crisis in science education is the failure of our colleges and universities to provide the type of preparation that precollege teachers need to teach science effectively. The perspective taken is based on many years of teaching physics and physical science to prospective and practicing teachers at all grade levels. The inadequacy of the present system of preparing teachers is examined and an argument is presented for offering special physics courses for teachers. Experience at the University of Washington provides the basis for a discussion of the type of intellectual objectives and instructional methods that should characterize such courses.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 58, Issue 8, Pages 734-742
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1480178
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10.1119/1.16395
ISSN Number:
0002-9505
Keywords:
preservice teachers, professional development
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L. McDermott, Am. J. Phys. 58 (8), 734 (1990), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.16395).
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L. McDermott, Teacher Preparation in Physics and Other Sciences: The Need for Special Science Courses for Teachers, Am. J. Phys. 58 (8), 734 (1990), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.16395>.
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McDermott, L. (1990, August 1). Teacher Preparation in Physics and Other Sciences: The Need for Special Science Courses for Teachers. Am. J. Phys., 58(8), 734-742. Retrieved November 23, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.16395
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McDermott, Lillian C.. "Teacher Preparation in Physics and Other Sciences: The Need for Special Science Courses for Teachers." Am. J. Phys. 58, no. 8, (August 1, 1990): 734-742, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.16395 (accessed 23 November 2014).
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McDermott, Lillian C.. "Teacher Preparation in Physics and Other Sciences: The Need for Special Science Courses for Teachers." Am. J. Phys. 58.8 (1990): 734-742. 23 Nov. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.16395>.
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