Teacher quality in upper secondary science education in Australia

Lyons, Terry (2016) Teacher quality in upper secondary science education in Australia. In Vlaardingerbroek, Barend & Taylor, Neil (Eds.) Teacher Quality in Upper Secondary Science Education: International Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 7-23.

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Science education has been the subject of increasing public interest over the last few years. While a good part of this attention has been due to the fundamental reshaping of school curricula and teacher professional standards currently underway, there has been a heightened level of critical media commentary about the state of science education in schools and science teacher education in universities. In some cases, the commentary has been informed by sound evidence and balanced perspectives. More recently, however, a greater degree of ignorance and misrepresentation has crept into the discourse. This chapter provides background on the history and status of science teacher education in Australia, along with insights into recent developments and challenges.

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ID Code: 94805
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Science teachers, Teacher quality, International comparisons
DOI: 10.1057/9781137490896
ISBN: 9781137490889
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Palgrave Macmillan
Deposited On: 13 Apr 2016 01:30
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2016 05:31

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