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ERIC Number: ED516613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Who Teaches High School Physics? Results from the 2008-09 Nationwide Survey of High School Physics Teachers. Focus On
White, Susan; Tesfaye, Casey Langer
Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics
In the fall of 2008, the authors contacted a representative sample of over 3,600 high schools in the U.S., both public and private, to determine whether or not physics was taught there. They received responses from over 99% of the schools. For the schools which indicated they were offering physics, they obtained contact information for the teachers. In the spring of 2009, they contacted each of the teachers who were thought to be teaching physics. They received responses from over 2,500 teachers (a 62% response rate). Their findings are based on their responses. This report describes their findings. (Contains 1 table and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institute of Physics, Statistical Research Center