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ERIC Number: ED100979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Pages: 17
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A Statistical Picture of Australian Science Teachers--Some Results from the IEA Science Project. IEA (Australia) Report 1973:3.
Rosier, Malcolm J.
Australian Science Teachers Journal, v19 n4 p27-39 Dec 1973
Data were collected from approximately 1,600 teachers to get a statistical picture of Australian science teachers. Questionnaires provided information on sex, age, qualifications, experience, mobility, teaching conditions, lesson preparation, professional development, perceived syllabus freedom, and professional association affiliation. Results presented the average Australian science teacher as a 30-year-old male with 3.5 years tertiary education, having studied physics, chemistry, and biology to the first year level. Teaching experience was 8.5 years and mobility was rather high. Teachers spent 6.5 hours per week preparing lessons and 4 hours marking tests. They felt need for refresher courses, read science journals occasionally, belonged to the state teachers union but had joined science teachers associations in only 40 percent of the cases. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, Hawthorn (Australia).; Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers - Location: Australia