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ERIC Number: ED077669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 120
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An Analytical Study of the Preparation of Community College Physics Teachers.
Ohm, Kenneth Ronald
Reported is a study of the type and nature of course offerings, student teaching practices, internships, and industrial experiences for the purpose of developing a curriculum necessary for adequate preparation of community college physics teachers. Similar questionnaires were submitted to participants of the 1968 and 1971 summer institutes held at the University of Wyoming and to a random sample in the United States in winter, 1971. Results obtained showed that attitudes toward professional preparation were comparable among the three groups. Particular education and psychology courses were not recommended by most surveyees, but a course of Recent Developments in Physics Education and one in Methods of Research were desirable. General Physics, Modern Physics, Electricity and Magnetism, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, English, and History were considered important. Courses in Astronomy, Advanced Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, and Electronics Laboratory should be included. A one-semester internship was necessary. Such three phases as general education, professional preparation, and teaching specialty were recommended. Suggestions for graduate programs were also given. (CC)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Wyoming