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ERIC Number: EJ1051176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
ISSN: ISSN-1046-560X
Science Teacher Education in Australia: Initiatives and Challenges to Improve the Quality of Teaching
Treagust, David F.; Won, Mihye; Petersen, Jacinta; Wynne, Georgie
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v26 n1 p81-98 Feb 2015
In this article, we describe how teachers in the Australian school system are educated to teach science and the different qualifications that teachers need to enter the profession. The latest comparisons of Australian students in international science assessments have brought about various accountability measures to improve the quality of science teachers at all levels. We discuss the issues and implications of government initiatives in preservice and early career teacher education programs, such as the implementation of national science curriculum, the stricter entry requirements to teacher education programs, an alternative pathway to teaching and the measure of effectiveness of teacher education programs. The politicized discussion and initiatives to improve the quality of science teacher education in Australia are still unfolding as we write in 2014.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia