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The Physics Teacher
written by David E. Meltzer
Many readers of this journal are probably familiar with calls from governmental, business, and educational authorities to expand and improve the preparation of science teachers, with a particular focus on the shortage of highly qualified physics teachers. It may seem as if this problem has been around forever, and in fact similar expressions of alarm have been heard for well over a century. Why, then, does this shortage persist? Has the physics community been negligent in offering possible solutions? In fact, the opposite is true: physics educators long ago arrived at a consensus and pointed to a way forward, with a consistent set of recommendations. By tracing the history and elucidating those recommendations, we hope to help motivate physics educators to promote these goals more clearly, and with greater specificity and urgency.
The Physics Teacher: Volume 59, Issue 7, Pages 530-534
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Education - Applied Research
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- Sample Population
= Instructor: Pre-service
- Teacher Characteristics
= Content Knowledge
= Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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- Lower Undergraduate
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10.1119/5.0022299
Keywords:
K12 physics teacher shortage, Physics teacher shortage, physics teacher background, physics teacher preparation
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Metadata instance created November 15, 2021 by Sam McKagan
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July 7, 2022 by Caroline Hall
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D. Meltzer, , Phys. Teach. 59 (7), 530 (2021), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1119/5.0022299).
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D. Meltzer, How Should Physics Teachers Be Prepared? A Review of Recommendations, Phys. Teach. 59 (7), 530 (2021), <https://doi.org/10.1119/5.0022299>.
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Meltzer, D. (2021, September 24). How Should Physics Teachers Be Prepared? A Review of Recommendations. Phys. Teach., 59(7), 530-534. Retrieved April 15, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1119/5.0022299
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Meltzer, David. "How Should Physics Teachers Be Prepared? A Review of Recommendations." Phys. Teach. 59, no. 7, (September 24, 2021): 530-534, https://doi.org/10.1119/5.0022299 (accessed 15 April 2024).
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Meltzer, David. "How Should Physics Teachers Be Prepared? A Review of Recommendations." Phys. Teach. 59.7 (2021): 530-534. 15 Apr. 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1119/5.0022299>.
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