The CAREERS (Change Associated with Readiness, Education, & Efficacy in Reform Science) research project will advance the knowledge base on preparation and induction of elementary science teachers by examining teacher learning and the effects of professional development at the pre-service level over time. A team that includes science educators, district-based scholar-practitioners and teachers, psychologists, and research scientists collaborates to conduct and disseminate its results for academic and school-based audiences.
The goals of CAREERS are to:
CAREERS will provide key information concerning the pre-service instruction and district support that are needed to develop highly qualified elementary teachers of science. The findings of the on-going research are intended for both academic and practitioner audiences. The interdisciplinary nature of the research team invites the significant contributions in several fields: teacher education (pre-service and in-service), science education, adult education, and psychology.
CAREERS study is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0455685. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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