Attracting PhDs to K-12 Education by Committee on Attracting Science and Mathematics PhDs to K-12

By Committee on Attracting Science and Mathematics PhDs to K-12 Education: From Analysis to Implementation, Division of Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council

The nationwide learn Council (NRC) has undertaken a three-phase undertaking to discover the potential of a application to draw technological know-how, arithmetic and engineering PhDs to careers in K-12 schooling. the 1st section of the undertaking surveyed the pursuits of contemporary PhDs in technology and arithmetic in pursuing careers in secondary schooling. research of the part I information means that an important percent of PhDs may be attracted to pursuing careers in secondary schooling lower than a few conditions. This document from the second one section of the venture provides a suggestion for a countrywide demonstration application to figure out how one may organize PhDs to be efficient individuals of the K-12 schooling group. The proposed application is designed to assist meet the desires of the nation's colleges, whereas supplying additional occupation possibilities for fresh PhDs in technology, arithmetic and engineering.

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The group’s discussion centered on PhDs who are particularly interested in teaching, but it concluded that other careers in K-12 education should not be excluded from consideration. National recruitment efforts might include program announcements through a variety of Internet-based listservs, a specialized website, an informational brochure, and advertisements in Science,1 Nature, Chronicle of 1There is some anecdotal evidence to suggest the journal Science might be an effective recruitment medium.

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