ERIC Number: ED403143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Preparing and Hiring Exemplary Science Teachers.
Clough, Michael P.; Berg, Craig A.
This article aims to: (1) improve novice and experienced science teachers' understanding of contemporary pedagogical research, its value in improving classroom practice, and how to effectively communicate this in an interview; (2) improve administrators' interviewing practices so that exemplary candidates stand out from other candidates; and (3) improve science teacher education programs so that their preservice teachers become exemplary science teachers. Research is cited that explains and describes exemplary science teaching, exemplary science teacher education programs, and identifying exemplary science teachers. Thirteen productive interview questions are provided with sample answers from a solid candidate and a dubious candidate. Also included is a chart of the components of a research-based rationale for teaching science, lists of desirable teacher and student attributes, and a discussion of the implications that these points hold for science teacher education. Contains 54 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Interviews, Personnel Selection, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Questioning Techniques, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Education Programs, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Originally published in Kappa Delta Pi Record; v31 n2 p80-89 Win 1995.