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Teachers Not Trained for their Classrooms

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Aug 2, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 17:04

Guest: Ryan Nixon, PhD, Assistant Professor of Science Education, Brigham Young University In a US public school today, you probably wouldn’t find someone trained as a high school English teacher assigned to teach a high school biology class. But you might find someone who trained in physics assigned to teach geology. In fact, that kind of thing happens with as many as two-thirds of new high school science teachers.