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This site is a comPADRE collection designed specifically to serve as an informational touchpoint and online community for "producers" and "consumers" of physics education research (PER). Here you will find links to articles and dissertations, research groups, PER-based curricular materials, news and events, and many other things of interest to our community. Everyone is encouraged to register and participate in the growth of the site-the more visitors we have coming through and providing thoughts, opinions, and further content, the more valuable this site will become!

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The PER-Central website is provided by the American Association of Physics Teachers. It is supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation and their National Science Digital Library Initiative. Opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the AAPT or NSF.

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H. Vincent Kuo, Ph.D.
Department of Physics
Colorado School of Mines
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Lin Ding
School of Teaching and Learning
The Ohio State University
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