Recruiting and Educating Future Physics Teachers: Case Studies and Effective Practices

The Physics Teacher Education Coalition, the American Physical Society, and the American Association of Physics Teachers are proud to announce the release of a new peer-reviewed book: Recruiting and Educating Future Physics Teachers: Case Studies and Effective Practices, edited by Cody Sandifer and Eric Brewe.

Recruiting and Educating Future Physics Teachers provides a practical guide to innovative, state-of-the-art programs, and includes papers in the following areas:

  • Preparing Future Physics Teachers: Overview and Past History
  • Case Studies of Successful Physics Teacher Education Programs
  • Recruiting and Retaining Future Physics Teachers
  • Structuring Effective Early Teaching Experiences
  • Preparation in the Knowledge and Practices of Physics and Physics Teaching
  • Mentoring, Collaboration, and Community Building

There is a strong emphasis throughout the book on implementation advice, ongoing challenges, and lessons learned. The book's intended audience is physics department chairs and physics faculty, as well as education faculty who are engaged in physics teacher preparation.

The original vision statement and chapter proposal solicitation can be found here.


How to cite this book:

Entire book:

C. Sandifer and E. Brewe, eds., Recruiting and Educating Future Physics Teachers: Case Studies and Effective Practices (American Physical Society, College Park, MD, 2015).

Sample book chapter:

S. Vokos and T. Hodapp, Characteristics of thriving physics teacher education programs, in Recruiting and Educating Future Physics Teachers: Case Studies and Effective Practices, edited by C. Sandifer and E. Brewe (American Physical Society, College Park, MD, 2015), pp. 3-19.

Editors

Cody Sandifer
Towson University

Eric Brewe
Florida International University


Editorial Board

Eugenia Etkina
Rutgers University

Brian Frank
Middle Tennessee State University

Fred Goldberg
San Diego State University

David Hammer
Tufts University

Drew Isola
Allegan High School

Kathleen Koenig
University of Cincinnati

Valerie K. Otero
University of Colorado Boulder

Gene Sprouse
American Physical Society

MacKenzie Stetzer
University of Maine

Stamatis Vokos
Seattle Pacific University