Science Teacher Education in Australia: Initiatives and Challenges to Improve the Quality of Teaching
MetadataShow full item record
The final publication is available at Springer via http://doi.org/10.1007/s10972-014-9410-3
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.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
The effect of the Kids’ Science State Professional Development Program on the promotion of scientific literacyEvans, Rosemary Sian (2008)This thesis reports a longitudinal study of the impact of the Kids’ Science Stateprofessional development program in primary schools to address the issues involvedin promoting and sustaining a scientifically literate ...
Increasing Accessibility to Science in Early Childhood Teacher Education Through Collaboration Between Teacher Educators and Science/Engineering AcademicsHowitt, Christine; Blake, Elaine; Calais, Martina; Carnellor, Yvonne; Frid, Sandra; Lewis, Simon; Mocerino, Mauro; Parker, Lesley; Sparrow, Len; Ward, Jo; Zadnik, Marjan (2012)Various reports have identifi ed urgent needs for science education in Australia, in particular, in relation to maintaining and increasing capability to teach science at all levels of schooling (e.g. Australian Academy ...
Transforming the culture of teaching and learning in science: the promise of moral dilemma stories: an interpretive case studySettelmaier, Elisabeth (2003)It has become a habit of our time to lament about the state of the world and simultaneously profess that there is not really anything we, as individuals, can do about it because there is just too much that needs fixing. ...