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Beginning elementary teachers' development as teachers of science

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Kenneth AppletonKenneth Appleton, I Kindt
In Australia, as in many other parts of the world, there has been ongoing concern about the poor state of elementary science teaching. This has resulted in demands to change preservice teacher education (e.g. Australian Science, Technology and Engineering Council [ASTEC], 1997; Department of Employment, Education and Training [DEET], 1989). However, difficulties experienced by elementary teachers in teaching science are often described in terms of their being deficient in science content. Recommended solutions focus on providing increased science content knowledge during preservice teacher education programs (DEET, 1989). This report locates aspects of the problems associated with science teaching in a far wider context of the professional development of the beginning teacher.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

13

Issue

1

Start Page

43

End Page

61

Number of Pages

19

eISSN

1573-1847

ISSN

1046-560X

Location

Netherlands

Publisher

Springer

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Education and Creative Arts;

Era Eligible

No

Journal

Journal of science teacher education.

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