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ERIC Number: EJ1022314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0040-5841
Challenges in STEM Teaching: Implication for Preservice and Inservice Teacher Education Program
Teo, Tang Wee; Ke, Kaijie Justin
Theory Into Practice, v53 n1 p18-24 2014
As former and current STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) school teachers in Singapore, we explore the challenges we both experienced while teaching at different STEM schools. Through this article, we make a case for the teacher preparation programs locally and around the world to give more attention to a changing education landscape with emerging specialized STEM schools. Nonetheless, even though specialized STEM teacher preparation is needed, we also caution that having such a specialized program may limit teachers' horizontal transition to mainstream schools and awareness of the contextualized needs of more diverse learners.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore