of Physics Teacher Education Online
- Currently there is no publication,
electronic or otherwise, dedicated to the free sharing of information
about PTE experiences or action research.
- There is a growing need for improvement
in PTE in light of national standards and accreditation processes
and low-level performance (e.g., courses, resources, and productivity)
of most PTE programs.
- There is a need to share information
about and resources from successful PTE programs in order to
improve the quality of low performers.
- There is a need to elevate the important/prestige
of PTE within departments of physics in order to gain needed
human and material resources.
- There is a need to improve the professional
status of PTE coordinators; currently very little credit is given
in the tenure process for this type of action research.
- An easily and widely accessible forum
is needed to instigate and support changes in all aspects of
PTE on a national basis.
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