Attracting PhDs to K-12 Education by Committee on Attracting Science and Mathematics PhDs to K-12

By Committee on Attracting Science and Mathematics PhDs to K-12 Education: From Analysis to Implementation, Division of Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council

The nationwide study Council (NRC) has undertaken a three-phase venture to discover the potential for a software to draw technological know-how, arithmetic and engineering PhDs to careers in K-12 schooling. the 1st part of the venture surveyed the pursuits of modern PhDs in technology and arithmetic in pursuing careers in secondary schooling. research of the section I information means that an important percent of PhDs should be drawn to pursuing careers in secondary schooling less than a few situations. This document from the second one part of the venture provides an offer for a countrywide demonstration application to figure out how one may organize PhDs to be efficient contributors of the K-12 schooling neighborhood. The proposed application is designed to aid meet the desires of the nation's faculties, whereas offering additional occupation possibilities for fresh PhDs in technology, arithmetic and engineering.

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Citizens. Respondents in chemistry, with strong career options in industry, were less likely than respondents in the biological sciences, physics, and mathematics to consider secondary teaching positions. FROM GRAD SCHOOL TO GRADE SCHOOL • • • • • 19 poor classroom laboratory facilities, too many students per class and student discipline problems, structured curricula that allow little room for creativity, possible conflicts with teachers who do not hold PhDs, and low salaries. There are also negative perceptions from school administrators and university faculty that may act as disincentives to prospective PhD teachers.

S’ is for satisfactory, not for satisfied, on teacher’s sentimental journey. New York Times, July 1. Page 1. Gregorian, V. (2001). Teacher education must become colleges’ central preoccupation. The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 17, B7. L. (2001). Effective teacher recruitment and retention strategies in the midwest: Who is making use of them? North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. htm [February 1, 2002]. L. (1998). Preparing scientists and mathematicians for a second career in teaching.

In this case, the precise roles for each partner would need to be worked out at the beginning in the detailed design phase. One model for a joint selection and placement process is the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for medical training. The applicants to graduate medical programs and the programs submit ranked lists of either their preferred programs (from applicants) or their preferred applicants (from programs) to the NRMP organization. When all of the rank lists are received by the NRMP, it compares the lists and undertakes a process to find the best matches (see Appendix F for a description of the matching process).

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