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ERIC Number: EJ1021983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1492-6156
I Could Enjoy Teaching: The Case of Physics
Hillier, Judith; de Winter, James; Twidle, John
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, v13 n3 p287-302 2013
There is a chronic international shortage of mathematics and science teachers, particularly physicists. The study reported here examines why physicists become teachers and why they stay in teaching. Physicists from seven preservice teacher training cohorts from three English universities were invited to answer an online survey with follow-up telephone interviews exploring their decisions to become teachers and the factors influencing their retention in the profession. Key to becoming teachers were pivotal experiences revealing teaching as a career "they" could enjoy. Analysis also showed a frequent lack of support and feelings of isolation for beginning physics teachers in schools.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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