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White, Susan; Tyler, John – Physics Teacher, 2015
During the 2012-13 school year, approximately 27,000 teachers taught at least one physics course in a U.S. high school. About one-third of those teachers have earned a degree in physics or physics education; the vast majority of the others have earned degrees in a variety of other science fields. About 53,000 physics classes were taught, ranging…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, High Schools, Secondary School Science, Physics
Tesfaye, Casey Langer; White, Susan – Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics, 2014
What textbooks are physics teachers using? How highly do they rate those textbooks? What other types of materials do teachers use? The textbooks and other resources used by high school physics teachers in the US have evolved along with the changing demands of physics classes and the evolving set of options available to teachers. In this report,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Science, Physics, Textbooks
White, Susan; Tesfaye, Casey Langer – Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics, 2014
This report examines enrollments in high school physics during the 2012-13 school year. Based on data from the most recent survey (which includes both public and private high schools in the U.S.), it is estimated that 39% of the class of 2013 took high school physics before graduating. During the 2012-13 school year, 1.38 million students were…
Descriptors: High Schools, Physics, Science Education, National Surveys
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White, Susan – Physics Teacher, 2013
We asked high school physics teachers to assess their level of preparation across a number of domains. Almost all (98%) reported feeling adequately or well prepared in terms of their basic physics knowledge. The chart presents teachers' responses to their self-assessed level of preparation in six different areas. Almost all feel at least…
Descriptors: Physics, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, High Schools
White, Susan; Tesfaye, Casey Langer – Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics, 2010
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…
Descriptors: High Schools, Physics, School Surveys, Secondary School Science
White, Susan; Tesfaye, Casey Langer – Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics, 2010
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…
Descriptors: High Schools, Physics, National Surveys, Teacher Surveys