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ERIC Number: ED511375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
High School Physics Availability: 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). This report describes the authors' findings. (Contains 4 tables and 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institute of Physics, Statistical Research Center