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The Education of the Science Teacher


by John S. Richardson 1960

As perhaps never before in history, the education of the person who has direct responsibility for the teaching of science in our schools has come under the review of our citizenry. Very appropriately, parents, government officials, scientists, and engineers have joined with the professional educators in efforts to determine the basic problems of science and to find means of providing a more adequate education for those who are to become science teachers. Many organizations, agencies, and institutions have been involved in these efforts. Among these are colleges of education, colleges of the arts or of the sciences, certification and accreditation agencies, professional and scientific societies, and numerous agencies of government. These forces, in turn, have been joined by local groups in all regions of our nation. Tentative steps have been taken, and experimental programs of various types have emerged. Experimentation is necessary because, in the education of teachers, research is essential to fundamental advances.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 59, No. 1


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 61 Number 9, 1960, p. 258-278
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19845, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 6:01:26 PM

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