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Potvin, Geoff; Hazari, Zahra – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2016
There is a long history of research which confounds the simple interpretation that evaluations in an educational context are purely measures of competency. One such issue is that of gender bias in student evaluations of their teachers. In our prior work, we found that male students underrated female high school teachers in biology and chemistry…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Physics, Gender Bias, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Yoon, Sae Yeol; Peate, David W. – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
According to the national survey of science education, science educators in the USA currently face many challenges such as lack of qualified secondary Earth and Space Science (ESS) teachers. Less qualified teachers may have difficulty teaching ESS because of a lack of conceptual understanding, which leads to diminished confidence in content…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Earth Science, Space Sciences