The National Task Force on Teacher Education in Physics released a report synopsis a few months ago. The report acts as a call to action:
“Except for a handful of isolated pockets of excellence, the national system of preparing
physics teachers is largely inefficient, mostly incoherent, and massively unprepared to
deal with the current and future needs of the nation’s students. Physics departments,
schools of education, university administrators, school systems, state agencies, the federal
government, as well as business and foundations, have indispensable collaborative roles
to play so that every high school student has the opportunity to learn physics with a
If you are a teacher of physical science concepts, a teacher of teachers of science, professional development provider, policy maker, or you just want to be an advocate for effective science instruction- then this report will be a powerful addition to your toolkit. You may also be interested in viewing these presentations from task force members. See the video below promoting the teaching of physics as a career.Vodpod videos no longer available.