Complexity Digest 2006.31 - 03
Web Cast : 6th Intl Conf on Complex Systems (ICCS)
Boston, MA, 06/06/25-30, hosted by New England Complex Systems Institute and chaired by Yaneer Bar-Yam
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Professional Development: Enhanced: Who Is Responsible for Preparing Science Teachers?, Science
Excerpts: Teachers knowledgeable in both science and pedagogy are critical for successful math and science education in primary and secondary schools. (...), universities convey that teaching kindergarten to 12th grade (K-12) is not a career worthy of a talented student. Two out of three high school physics teachers have neither a major nor a minor in the discipline, and the greatest teacher shortages are in math, physics, and chemistry. The shortages of teachers with these majors have likely contributed to the poor current outcomes for math and science education (...).
- Source: Professional Development: Enhanced: Who Is Responsible for Preparing Science Teachers?
[ http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/313/5786/445 ], Valerie Otero, Noah Finkelstein, Richard McCray, Steven Pollock, Science : 445-446, 06/07/28