The Status of Secondary Earth Science Teaching

Iris R. Weiss
December 2002

The Status of Secondary Earth Science Teaching is one of a series of reports based on data from the 2000 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education, a survey of 5,765 science and mathematics teachers in schools across the United States. Areas addressed include: teacher backgrounds and beliefs, needs for and participation in professional development, course offerings, instructional objectives and activities, and instructional resources. Each report in the series follows the same format. The full series also includes reports on the status of: Elementary Science Teaching, Elementary Mathematics Teaching, Middle School Mathematics Teaching, Middle School Science Teaching, High School Mathematics Teaching, High School Biology Teaching, High School Chemistry Teaching, and High School Physics Teaching.

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