High School Physics Teacher Preparation

February 2012
Casey Langer Tesfaye & Susan White

High School Physics Teacher PreparationIn this report we examine teachers' self-assessed level of preparation to teach physics and the activities they use in the classroom. Teachers who have had a course in teaching physics are more likely to use participatory activities more (and lecture less) than those who have not.  The latest data in this report is from our 2008-09 Nationwide Survey of High School Physics Teachers.

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