Efforts to Train Teachers for Rural School Environments Documents

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Efforts to Train Teachers for Rural School Environments 

written by Duane Merrell

This 2010 PhysTEC Conference presentation addresses the task of physics teacher preparation in a rural school setting.  The challenges the schools and teachers encounter, the efforts BYU and Utah State Office of Education have implemented to the preparation and mentoring of new physics teachers are discussed.  Examples of young teachers and their efforts are discussed and the methods that they are learning to teach with are highlighted.  Finally a look at how BYU addresses this issue and the comparison between the two types of teacher preparation tracks are reviewed.

Last Modified February 24, 2010