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ERIC Number: ED443684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Preparing "Professional" Science Teachers: Critical Goals.
Dass, Pradeep Maxwell
This paper focuses on pre-service teacher education and elaborates on the critical importance of three attributes to the development of professional science teachers: (1) science teachers must be reflective practitioners of their profession; (2) all instructional practice and decisions of science teachers must be backed by a research-based rationale that they are consciously aware of and are able to defend; and (3) science teachers must be able to impact student learning in multiple domains of science. Why the development of each of these attributes should be a critical goal of pre-service science teacher education programs is discussed as well as which strategies in the program could help accomplish each of these goals. (Contains 15 references.) (ASK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A