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ERIC Number: ED485631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
Qualifications of Public Secondary School Biology Teachers, 1999?2000. Issue Brief. NCES 2005-081
National Center for Education Statistics
This Issue Brief introduces a measure of teacher qualifications that includes additional detail on the educational backgrounds and certifications of out-of-field teachers. The focal subject for the Issue Brief is biology/life science (called biology in this Issue Brief) at the secondary level. Biology was selected because of its high enrollment rates - in 1998, 93 percent of high school graduates had taken at least 1 year of biology at the secondary level (Roey et al. 2001). For each qualification - postsecondary major/minor and state certification - teachers are grouped first by whether or not they have the qualification in biology. Then, teachers lacking the qualification in biology are grouped by their fields of study or fields of certification. These subjects are grouped by similarity to each other in terms of subject matter and skills.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Funded: Yes