Principal Author: Julie A. Luft, University of Georgia
Co-Authors: Gail Jones, North Carolina State University; Jose Pavez, University of Georgia; Kayla P.. Flanagan, University of Georgia
The Handbook of Research on Science Teacher Education provides a fresh and thorough review of research on topics pertaining to the preparation, induction, and ongoing learning of K-12 science teachers. The critical and concise chapters in this handbook provide insights into the science teacher work environment and how current science teacher education programs should strengthen and sustain the practice of K-12 science teachers. The handbook sections specifically examine: doing research in science teacher education, the preparation of well-started science teachers, the professional learning of science teachers, core areas in science teacher learning, and emerging issues in science teacher education. The information presented in this handbook will guide those who conduct research in science teacher education and who work directly with teachers. In this session, several of the authors will provide an overview of their chapter.