publication . Article . 2017

Towards a high quality high school workforce: A longitudinal, demographic analysis of U.S. public school physics teachers.

Gregory T. Rushton; David Rosengrant; Andrew Dewar; Lisa Shah; Herman E. Ray; Keith Sheppard; Lynn Watanabe;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2017 Journal: Physical Review Physics Education Research, volume 13 (eissn: 2469-9896, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Physical Society (APS)
Abstract
Efforts to improve the number and quality of the high school physics teaching workforce have taken several forms, including those sponsored by professional organizations. Using a series of large-scale teacher demographic data sets from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), this study sought to investigate trends in teacher quality at the national level in the two and a half decades between 1987 and 2012. Specifically, we investigated (i) details about the degree backgrounds, main teaching assignments, and experience levels of those assigned to teach physics; (ii) whether the proportion of those with certifications in physics as a fraction of the e...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Demographic analysis, Workforce, Secondary education, Political science, Trend analysis, Pedagogy, Special aspects of education, LC8-6691
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publication . Article . 2017

Towards a high quality high school workforce: A longitudinal, demographic analysis of U.S. public school physics teachers.

Gregory T. Rushton; David Rosengrant; Andrew Dewar; Lisa Shah; Herman E. Ray; Keith Sheppard; Lynn Watanabe;