The recruitment of STEM - Talented students into teacher education programs

Lee, Kar-Tin & Nason, Rodney A. (2012) The recruitment of STEM - Talented students into teacher education programs. In Shengquan, Yu (Ed.) 2nd International STEM in Education Conference, 24-27 November 2012, Beijing, China.


This paper begins by identifying three main reasons why many of the more STEM-Talented students at our universities do not consider enrolling in STEM teacher education programs. Then based on a review of the literature, a framework for addressing this dilemma is presented and discussed. This framework consists of a set of three principles together with eleven strategies for the operationalization of these principles. During the presentation of the framework, the roles of governments and of universities at the institutional, faculty/division and departmental levels in the operationalization of the frameworks are examined.

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ID Code: 56848
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: teacher education, recruitment, pre-service teachers, STEM-literate, HERN
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 05 Feb 2013 23:19
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 06:26

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